Holiday Cream Cheese Tea Ring #SundaySupper #HomefortheHolidays

 


We are looking back at our holiday traditions for this week’s #Sunday Supper…those dishes that evoke memories of happy celebrations. I started making this Cream Cheese Tea Ring when I was a newlywed. It is still my go to choice for an easy breakfast for company or holidays. The recipe came from my mom, taken off a bag of frozen Rhodes sweet dough. It’s simply delicious…and so, so easy to prepare. I usually don’t use baking shortcuts, but time is tight around the holidays and I always want to prepare something sweet and memorable for breakfast…so having a stash of frozen bread dough in the freezer is a definite time saver. I can no longer find this Rhode’s product, but any frozen bread dough will do…defrost it overnight in the fridge and give yourself about 2 hours the next morning for rolling, filling, cutting, rising and baking. My youngest sleeps till noon, even on Christmas, so I have plenty of time to bake up a special treat. I added some Paradise candied cherries to jazz it up for Christmas, but typically, a drizzle of icing is sufficient!

 

My brother-in-law spent the night a few weeks ago and I prepared this for breakfast. Like Bill, I think he looked suspiciously at the candied cherries, but the two of them polished off half the tea ring. Katie is also a big fan so when she went to cut a slice for her breakfast and saw how much had disappeared, she was incredulous…but it just goes to show how marvelous this tastes… I think you’ll love it, too.

 

Thanks to my Sunday Supper friend, Bea, of Galactopdx, for hosting us on this busy, pre-holiday weekend! There are breakfast selections,  appetizers, snacks, side dishes, desserts, as well as drinks featured at today’s Sunday Supper. Take a look what the team is bringing:

Breakfast

Appetizers & Snacks

Sides

Main Dishes

Desserts

Drinks

What does it mean for you to be Home for the Holidays?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 23rd.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper to talk about our Holiday Traditions.  We are so excited to have you join us.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite Holiday recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board.  We are excited to have you!



Holiday Cream Cheese Tea Ring…#SundaySupper, #HomefortheHolidays

Ingredients

  • Adapted from Rhodes
  • Holiday Cream Cheese Tea Ring...adapted from Rhodes
  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • Red and Green candied cherries, optional

Instructions

  1. With a mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and butter till smooth. Set aside.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a 14 x 8 inch rectangle. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough almost to the edges. Starting with one of the longer sides, roll up dough as if making cinnamon rolls. Gently pinch seam to seal, then seal ends together to make ring. Make cuts every 1 1/2 inches or so...about 7/8 of the way through the ring (from outside towards the middle). Twist each ring on its side so that filling shows.
  3. Place ring on parchment lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and let rise an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350º and bake 20-25 minutes, till ring is puffed and golden.
  5. While cooling, make icing by mixing all ingredients together. Place the icing in a quart ziplock bag and snip off corner. Drizzle icing over tea ring. Decorate with red and green candied cherries if desired.
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Merry Christmas to all!!! Thanks so much for your continued support!

Disclosure: I was sent a variety of candied fruits from Paradise. I was not compensated in any way for writing this post. The opinions stated are my own.

 

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Comments

  1. Liz-

    Have you tried Kroger’s for the Rhodes dough? I’m pretty sure mine still stocks it.

    xo

  2. What a great recipe :) Beautiful and sounds perfect with coffee in the morning!

  3. Hope I was there to taste your goodies:) maybe I have to bake one myself:) merry christmas Lizzy to you and your family:)

  4. Un felice Natale e uno strepitoso fine 2012 a Te e ai tuoi cari!!

  5. Un felice Natale e uno strepitoso fine 2012 a Te e ai tuoi cari!!

  6. Your stories and history behind your gourmet goodies are always so heart-warming. Thank you, Liz. Very much appreciate your recipe for your fabulous holiday breakfast ring, too!

  7. I’m not sure what we’re doing for Christmas dinner but yours looks delicious. I’m a bit jealous. :P

  8. Wow! This is so lovely & christmassy! Would love to have this for Xmas morning. Wish you & your family Merry Xmas & enjoy the holiday season, dear Lizzy! :)

  9. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    This is truly beautiful, what a nice treat for Christmas morning! Merry Christmas Lizzy-enjoy:@)

  10. Beautiful ring!!!
    Merry Christmas
    xox

  11. Really? You could make that as a newlywed? I’m afraid my cooking skills as a newlywed were not as pretty as that. What a gorgeous looking ring and it is so beautifully decorated and FESTIVE! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Liz xx

  12. Beautiful Lizzy, looks like it should be on the cover of a magazine!

  13. I always seem to have a frozen dough of some kind in the freezer. I love the filling, never made it with cream cheese. A stunning bread Liz! Have a wonderful time celebrating my friend!

  14. Liz, you are so amazingly talented. This is just gorgeous! Merry Christmas! Thank you for being such a big part of #SundaySupper this past year!

  15. This looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try this at my Christmas breakfast table! Merry Christmas!

  16. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says:

    Picture perfect!
    Happy holidays!

  17. So, so pretty! I agree….I always want something special for holiday breakfast!

  18. This is gorgeous – what a visual treat to get me going this morning!

  19. So pretty!! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  20. That certainly beats having Christmas cookies for breakfast (our bad habit). I love any coffee cake with cream cheese. Could easily polish off at least half of it! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  21. This looks so beautiful! I love the simplicity of it yet it looks sure to make a big impression.

  22. You just continue to amaze me.. your creations are gooooorgeous!!!!!! I want this on my table for Christmas! Do you deliver?! :-D

    Have a very Merry Christmas, Lizzy!! xoxo

  23. This look absolutely gorgeous and elegant! I like the red and green candied cherries with icing swirls.

  24. Liz, that is gorgeous. Our friends Paul and T are coming up in January for a visit, I’ll definitely have to give this a go. If I were to make my own bread dough, would you suggest a sweet egg bread or just plain bread?

  25. Lizzy,
    This looks fabulous! I don’t know how you find the time. I’ve been baking non-stop for the past week. I take the week before Christmas as vacation so I can get all my baking done. Now I’m trying to catch up on all my reading.
    Merry Christmas.
    Annamaria

  26. Very clever, love it!

  27. Thank goodness for shortcuts sometimes, especially at this time of year! This tea ring looks so lovely, Liz, and I bet it tastes phenomenal. I would definitely be wowed if someone baked this for me – it’d be absolutely perfect on Christmas morning with a big cup of tea. Merry Christmas, Liz!

  28. Looks beautiful, and no need to say it tastes delicious. Agree with some of the comments above, it is pretty enough to be on the cover of the cooking magazine. Well done. Happy Holiday :)

  29. oh this looks fast and fabulous! i was going to make this for xmas, but its storming like mad right now and would be a wonderful way to calm myself, ok self meidicate with sugar, who am i kidding! thanks for another wonderful recipe!

  30. I’ve never seen Rhodes dough, but what a terrific idea. Your tea ring looks just beautiful!!

  31. This is absolutely beautiful! The colored candied cherries really make it festive.

  32. It is so much fun seeing all the traditional dishes that people enjoy each you. Your holiday tea ring is perfect for Christmas morning…the red and green cherries make it look like a pretty wreath.

  33. Oh wow this looks so wonderful, I love cream cheese for breakfast. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

  34. That is just beautiful Lizzy, and I am sure equally delicious! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday, hugs :)

  35. I’m all for shortcuts at this busy time, Lizzy, and this is a great one, without compromising on deliciousness. It looks so festive too!

  36. Festive and Beautiful pastry!!! Dear Lizzy, Wishing you and your family a wonderful and joyous Christmas!!

  37. Lizzy, it’s beautiful and awesome! I would have no trouble polishing it off :)

  38. This looks wonderful. And perfect for Christmas! Speaking of which, I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  39. Beautiful tea ring, Liz! Merry Christmas to you!

  40. What a great looking recipe! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  41. Jasline (Foodie Baker) says:

    Hi Liz, the tea ring looks absolutely wonderful and delicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family, take care!

  42. I already told you this like 5 times, but this is one gorgeous holiday breakfast! (and dessert. And dinner).

  43. What a beautiful tea ring! I love the way you cut the ring so the swirls show through.

  44. We always had tea ring at my Grandma’s house – what a great recipe!

  45. Lizzy , that tea ring looks pretty delicious ! Too pretty to eat as usual ! lol Happy Holidays !!! Looking forward to more of your delicious and gorgeous bakes in the year ahead ! ♥

  46. hello liz how are you, Merry Christmas

  47. Liz you always make the most beautiful pastries! This would certainly make Christmas morning even more special! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  48. Your tea ring is beautiful Lizzy. My husband’s grandmother was famous for her tea ring and I’ve said many times I would like to make one in her memory, but it never seems to happen. We don’t have her recipe and that is always my excuse. Seeing your pretty tea ring gives me inspiration. Thank you.

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and the happiest of new years.
    Sam

  49. Beautiful Liz! Awesome pictures too!

  50. Hi Liz! What an adorable recipe. It was great to get to know you this year. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  51. You know I’m a sucker for drizzle! This looks amazing!

  52. Very delicious looking treat. Happy Holidays to you too, enjoy family and food time!

  53. just wanted you to know i made this and LOVED IT! my recipe was a bit off from yours since i had some other things on hand, but DELISH! thanks for a great new tradition, along with all your other fabulous recipes! merry christmas to you~

  54. What a beautiful tea ring! So great that it is made using frozen bread dough. Even though it takes a little time, it is still easy for anyone to make.

  55. This looks amazing, Liz. It wouldn’t last a day around us, for sure. Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

  56. This is a very beautiful and festive bread ring, Lizzy.
    Merry Christmas!

  57. Made something similar this weekend but with a cinnamon, nutmeats filling. I would love to try this cream cheese filling – it sounds wonderful!!

  58. What a wonderful way to start Xmas….. merry Xmas to you and yours…xoxoxoxo, Flavia

  59. This is a beautiful wreath and sounds delicious. Great recipe!

  60. This is stunning and it looks delicious too!

  61. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  62. Very pretty! I like the cherries, but I agree it would have been just fine without them.

  63. This is a pure piece of pretty art! How insanely inviting it looks! And the recipe is darn easy to execute! There’s no force in the world that can refrain me from trying this sexy little thang tonight!

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