WSU Creamery

Cougar Cheese Recipes


Coug FAN Coffeecake
Bear Claw

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4-oz cream cheese, softened
6 Tbsp butter, softened

1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1/2 can (15 oz) Crimson Fire Cheese, grated
1 cup raspberry jam
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 400F.

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry knife, cut in cream cheese, butter and shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in milk. Mix in cheese. On a lightly floured board, knead dough until soft. On waxed paper, roll out dough to a 12 by 8 rectangle. Spread jam over 2/3 of the rectangle; sprinkle jam with the walnuts. Fold the plain third of the rectangle over the middle. Fold over again, making 3 layers of dough that measures 8 by 4. Seal edges. From folded edge, cut dough into 1 inch slices to within 1 inch of opposite side. Twist strips sideways so that the cut side is up, forming a fan-shaped loaf. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Prepare glaze; drizzle glaze on warm coffeecake.

GLAZE: 1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

In a small bowl, beat together until smooth the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.

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