April 7, 2008 at 1:44 PM EST - Updated July 26 at 4:25 AM
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 3/4 cups flour
1 envelope (or 1 Table sp.) yeast
8oz.cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup of preserves of choice
Combine water, butter, sugar and salt in a small sauce pan.
stir over med. heat until butter is melted. Heat or cool so that temp is 120- 130 degrees F.
In a large bowl or in a mixer fitted with a dough hook mix 1 cup flour and yeast together until incorporated
Add the water mixture until blended. Mix in the egg. Add remaining flour alittle at a time until you have a soft dough.
Beat or Knead dough until smooth and elastic(about 5-10 minutes) add more flour if necessary , to keep dough from sticking.
Lightly coat large bowl with veg. oil. Place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm, draft free area until dough has doubled in size (approx 1 hour)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking pan.
Roll out dough in a rectangle shape and apply fillings
Roll it up like a log and put seam on bottom.
Cut with clean scissors.
Brush some egg on top to aid in browning
Bake for approx. 25-40 minutes or until browned always keep an eye on it!!!