When my 14-year-old son asks to bake something (himself), especially something from his ethnic heritage, well history, nostalgia, and pride tell me to say yes. My oldest son asked to make cheese rolls (or buchta in Czech) which is one of his favorite sweets. We didn't get started until late on a Friday night, after dinner out, after going to see the new Percy Jackson movie, after a trip to the grocery store to get the ingredients because I hadn't planned well. But we did it. How could I discourage such an urge?
|My grandmother, maybe around the same age my son is now.|
|Cream cheese roll or buchta.|
|Rolling out one quarter of the dough after refrigerating it overnight.|
|Spreading the filling onto the rolled rectangle of dough with|
the back of a spoon.
|Rolling up the buchta.|
Cream Cheese Rolls
1 8-ounce carton sour cream, scalded
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 t. salt
1 packages dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (105 to 110 degrees)
2 eggs beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
melted butter for brushing.
Filling (see below)
Glaze (see below)
Combine the scalded sour cream, sugar, butter and salt; mix well and let cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a big bowl. Stir in sour cream mixture, then eggs. Gradually stir in flour (dough will be sticky). Add more a tablespoon at a time, if TOO sticky. Cover and chill overnight.
|Two of the four buchty starting to rise.|
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
Divide dough into 4 portions. Turn each one out on a heavily floured surface and knead 4 or 5 times. Roll each into a 12 x 8" rectangle. Spread 1/4 of filling over each. Roll up jelly roll fashion. Cover and let rise. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
|The cream cheese filling.|
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whisk together until smooth. Spread loaves with glaze while warm. Makes 4, 12" loaves.
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