Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sweetheart Strawberry Braid for Valentines Day

A quick and easy braided strawberry danish made with frozen bread dough, lightly sweetened cream cheese, and strawberry pie filling. #sponsored 
Valentines Day is just around the corner. What will you being doing to celebrate this sweet holiday? Today's recipe for this Sweetheart Strawberry Braid is super simple and delicious all rolled into one. 

All you need to make this festive danish braid is, Rhodes frozen dinner rolls, cream cheese, sugar, strawberry or (cherry) pie filling, and sprinkles. The filling for this yummy braid consists of cream cheese and strawberry (or cherry) pie filling. Fresh sliced strawberries can also be used when in season. 

I love using frozen bread and roll dough because it's so convenient and the recipe possibilities are endless. It's perfect for sweet rolls, in breakfast recipes, to make pizza, breads, dinner ideas, and my favorite is for holiday baking

This sweetheart strawberry braid is perfect for Valentines day with its ooey-gooey strawberry filling and the Valentine sprinkles. If you would like to bake up this delicious treat, stop by the Rhodes Baking Blog where I'm guest posting today, and sharing the full step-by-step instructions on how to make this simple, festive sweet bread. 

💚 Sweetheart Strawberry Braid 💚

21 Rhodes Bake N Serve Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 - 2/3 cup strawberry pie filling
Valentines sprinkles

Vanilla Glaze:
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon softened butter
1 - 2 tablespoons milk

Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non stick spray. Arrange 21 dinner rolls on the baking pan and thaw at room temperature until soft, but still cold.

Prepare the cream cheese filling. In a small bowl mix the softened cream cheese with 2 tablespoon sugar, until smooth; set aside.

Separate the thawed dinner rolls into three piles (7) rolls in each pile. Knead each pile of rolls into three separate dough balls. Roll each dough ball out flat into a 6 x 20 rectangular.

Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over each section of dough to about 1 inch from the edge. Spread 2 tablespoons pie filling over the cream cheese mixture.

Roll each section into a rope starting at the longest end and seal the edges of the dough around the filling.

Place the 3 dough ropes on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper or non-stick spray. Braid the dough and seal each end.

Cover baking sheet with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick spray or use a flour sack towel that has been sprayed with baking spray.

Place baking sheet in a warm place and let the braid rise until double in size (about 1 hour).
Gently remove plastic wrap or flour sack towel.

Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool and drizzle with a simple vanilla glaze and add valentine’s sprinkles.

Cook's Note: To avoid over-browning, cover bread with a sheet of aluminum if it starts to brown too quickly.

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Emily F said... #

I'm so thankful we have a whole weekend to celebrate Valentines this year! I'm definitely going to try this out. My kids will love this...oh, and my hubby, too! Hope you and your family have a great Valentines!

Anonymous said... #

I printed this last weekend and made today. What a great recipe, my only mistake was not baking last week! Tina does not let a gal down. My birthday is upcoming this week and I thought I might try to bake the help chocolate pie. Wish me luck

Tina Butler said... #

Thank you for such a sweet comment. I'm glad you liked the bread and it was perfect for Valentines Day. You so need to make that Chocolate Pie. It is such a simple and delicious recipe. I need to make another one :)