Monday, June 20, 2011

Pretend You're a Pastry Chef

You will certainly feel like one as you whip together this yummy Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastry. This has been a favorite recipe, modified and perfected, for many years.  It is quite delicious, quite easy, and has just the right amount of specialness for Father's Day breakfast or the like.


1 package dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups flour, sifted
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1 8 oz pkg of cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup blueberry preserves (optional)

1. Mix yeast, water and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add egg.
2. Cut butter into flour and salt and mix well. Add yeast mixture.
3. Divide into two balls and roll each into 8x10 inch rectangles.
4. Make filling by combining cream cheese, lemon juice and sugar.
5. Spread half the filling on each rectangle, spread blueberry preserves on top.
6. Fold by taking each long side toward the middle, making sure the sides overlap a little.  Fold the ends up about 1 1/2 inches.
7. Bake immediately at 375 for 25 minutes.  When cool, dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy some with coffee or tea, friends or family, on a lovely morning soon!

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