Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cherry Cheese Challah Danish

I recently received some Tribes-A-Dozen bread mixes to test, taste, and experiment with.  I was very attracted to their bread mixes and couldn't wait to try them ... they did not disappoint.  Easy to make, with simple to follow directions, they were everything I thought they would be.

Tribes-A-Dozen’s VoilĂ ! Hallah is an all-natural, Kosher line of traditional bread mixes created especially for busy home bakers. Gathering your family together in the kitchen to recreate long lost traditions is now even easier thanks to modern convenience.  

My favorite quote from their web site is:  Our recipes are all natural, relying on tried and true ingredients in their purest forms. We use only premium ingredients in our bread mixes. Our whole grain — wheat and spelt–flours are certified organic, as is our flavoring. Our products are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU).

1 - Tribes-A-Dozen Voila Hallah Traditional Egg Bread Mix
12-oz. cream cheese 
1/2 cup sugar for filling
1/4 cup sugar for top
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 stick butter, melted 
Slivered almonds

Prepare bread mix according to package directions. Separate into 2 dough balls and let sit 10 minutes. Press one dough ball into a 9 x 9-inch square and place on the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch square baking dish, sprayed with baking spray. In a large stand mixer, blend cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and continue mixing until combined. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of dough in baking dish. Top cream cheese mixture with cherry pie filling; press remaining dough ball into a square and place on top of filling.  

Pour melted butter over top, sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and slivered almonds. 

Allow to rise in warm place 45 minutes.  
Preheat oven to 350.  Bake 40-45 minutes, or until bread is cooked though and top is golden.  Edges of bread will be slightly more browned. Remove from oven and let cool.  

Disclaimer: The samples in this post were provided by Tribes-A-Dozen. All opinions are my own.