Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cheater Churros With Cream Cheese Filling

I promised this recipe to a friend.  It's very simple and you might even have most of the ingredients on hand.  

Start with a loaf of bread.  Trim all the crusts off and save them for the hungry blue jays or make croutons or bread crumbs out of them.

Use a rolling pin and roll all the slices to flatten them.  

The stack below is the whole loaf of bread minus the heels.  It sure is short without it's heels.  (Okay, I'm not a comedian but it was a little funny wasn't it?)

At this point you will want to preheat your oven to 350º.

Combine one 8 oz. pkg of softened cream cheese with 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar in a bowl.

In a separate container mix together 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon.

The recipe calls for 3/4 c. of melted butter but I've used less.  I tried it with 1 stick and then with just 6 tablespoons and had enough.  It will probably depend on the number of slices in your loaf of bread, but you can always melt some more butter if you need to and just remember not to let your roll sit in the butter and soak it all up.  The quicker you coat it, the less you'll use.  Or at least it seems that way. 

Put a dollop of the cream cheese mixture on each slice.  

Spread the cream cheese mixture and then roll up the slice of bread.

Prepare to get messy fingers at this point.  You will then dip each roll into the butter and .......

drop it immediately into the sugar mixture.  I use a container that's about the size of the roll and fairly confining so all I have to do is shake the container to fully coat the roll in the sugar mixture.

Line them up on a parchment-lined baking sheet.   (Really - do yourself a favor and use parchment paper.  It's sooooooooooo much easier to clean up.) I usually dump sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over the tops.  Bake for 20 mins.

The filling may ooze out a bit and the sugar will be a little crunchy.

You can eat them warm or at room temperature.  I keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and HWNSNBP has dessert for a week.

I found this recipe on Pinterest linked to Keshia's Kakes.

Once again you'll need:

1 loaf of bread
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup (or less) butter

And they would be just as good with your coffee or tea in the morning as they would for dessert after dinner.


  1. These look so fun and easy . . . going to have to try them.

  2. These look absolutely delicious!!!!! I can almost taste them through the photos! :)


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