Jesus and His Church,Recipes

Cream Cheese Bread Recipe

Also known as, “The best Jesus you’ve ever tasted, ” because seriously: CREAM CHEESE.

I made the unleavened bread for our Thanksgiving Lord’s Supper. I received this recipe from a brother 4 years ago, and it is my favorite recipe. It’s super simple and really tasty, which can’t be said for all unleavened bread recipes. =) Seriously, people will want to keep eating this long after the bread has been broken. This is also really good served warm with a drizzle of honey.

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Ingredients:

  • 5 oz cream cheese (a little more than half the block)
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Allow cream cheese and butter to soften to room temperature. I microwaved mine for 30 seconds or so because I didn’t have the time to wait for it to soften on its own. Blend cream cheese and butter together with an electric mixer.

Blend in 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the salt.

Now, blend in 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of milk one at a time until all used. (flour, milk, flour, milk, flour, milk, flour) It will be a wet dough.

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Chill dough for half an hour.

Line your pan with parchment paper. Using floured hands spread dough out onto pan making sure the dough is no more than a half inch thick. With a floured fork, pierce the top all over like a saltine cracker.

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Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Be careful to not overbake.

This loaf is best served off the pan or a platter. It isn’t the sturdiest so handle with care if you don’t want it to break accidentally.

*You can also make individual “loaves” by placing the dough into separate sections that are about 2.5 x 5 inches and cooking for only 15-20 minutes. This is what the original recipe called for. However, the reason I don’t do this when I am making this for a Lord’s supper is that the bread is the body of Christ and we all eat from the ONE body. With one loaf we see it being broken and we see each person eating from the same loaf, the One Body.

Bon Apetit, y’all!

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