So I was planning on making this for Community Bible Study’s Leaders Council this morning. But my family gets to be the guinea pigs for this tasty (hopefully) treat.
Canned breadsticks; cream cheese/sugar/egg; topped w/blueberries.
Braided and washed with egg white/water.
Cooling. Waiting for the icing of sugar/half and half.
I would have it on a more presentable plate…but why when half of it will be gone in about 6 minutes.
Here’s the recipe which was mooched from Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality.
6-8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 large egg, separated
1 1/4 c confectioners sugar
1 can refrigerated bread sticks
3/4 c fresh or frozen blueberries, washed and dried
2 tsp water
2-4 Tablespoons orange juice, depending on what consistency you like
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease baking sheet. Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add egg yolk and 1/4 c sugar until smooth. Set aside.
Place breadsticks on baking sheet. Spread cream cheese mix on middle 1/3 of bread sticks. place blueberries on cream cheese mix. Braid bread over filling. Tuck the last two under loaf. Brush loaf with egg white/water mix.
Bake 20 minutes, or until really golden. Cool for at least 30 minutes. Mix remaining 1c sugar and orange juice. Then drizzle over loaf.
A few notes of my own. I think you could get away with only using 4 oz cream cheese. I did not have any orange juice because I sucked the last of it down this morning when my blood sugar was 46!!! So, I used half and half. Milk, water or any other fruit juice can be used.