|Christmas Holiday Treasures
The Dough Takes-on the Same Pleats, Folds and Dimples as a Cloth Bag
Inside Each Pouch is the Treasure: a Creamy, Rich Cream Cheese and
Makes 16 Rolls
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 envelope Fleischmann’s QuickRise Yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 large eggs
1 egg yolk, reserve white
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries, dried cherries or
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, orange peel,
undissolved yeast, salt and mace. Heat milk, water and butter until
very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2
minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl
occasionally. Add eggs, egg yolk, and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at
high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8
to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 16 equal portions. Roll each to 6-inch circle.
Place an equal amount of Cranberry Filling in the center of each
circle. Bring dough up around filling and pleat; pinch dough firmly
just above the filling to seal. Place rolls, 2 inches apart, on
greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place
until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Uncover rolls. Pinch again, just above filling, to seal. Lightly
beat reserved egg white; brush on rolls. Bake at 350oF for 20 to 25
minutes or until golden. Remove from sheets; cool on wire racks. Tie
each with a narrow ribbon.
In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and
vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in dried