May 8, 2013


What are your plans for Mother's Day? A homemade gift of food says,
"Here's a thank you from my kitchen and from my heart!"
In my family, my grandmothers and Mother were each known for their individual specialties. I remember their recipe boxes bulging with recipes handwritten on index cards and torn from magazines, cut from the newspapers or torn from the sides of cans. I simply treasure these......
I am not choosing to host the Mother's Day event this year.....I intend to sit back and be the queen for the day....I taught my children how to cook and how to dream.....they make me smile..they understand Southern food...they know their grits and they know their biscuits....they come from a family of accomplished cooks....sitting down at the table with these children that we love is sheer contentment.  

4 T. unsalted butter
2 one -pound loaves of frozen bread dough, thawed and kneaded together
1 cup sugar
2 t. ground cinnamon
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
4 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
4 T. butter, room temperature
1/2 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Once melted, set aside and cool slight. On a lightly floured work surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll the bread dough out into a 9 " x 13" rectangle. Using a pastry brush, evenly brush the melted butter on the dough. Combine the sugar and spices in a bowl, then sprinkle on the top of the buttered dough. Evenly sprinkle the raisins over the cinnamon sugar. Starting at the short end closest to you, roll the dough into a log. Cut the log crosswise into 2 inch slices Arrange the slices, cut side up, side by side into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Let the bread cool for about 5 minutes before turning out onto a serving platter.

The make the sauce, combine the cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, butter and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer, Beat until creamy and smooth. Serve the bread warm from the oven, accompanied by the cream cheese dipping sauce. You may also choose to spread the sauce over the top of the warm bread. Talk about a heavenly bite of yumminess~~


  1. I wish you lived a little closer...my mouth is watering! XOXO

    1. I hope you try these Susan....so easy to make and absolutely delicious! Enjoy and thank you for your comment!


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