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Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls

Soft and fluffy Asian bakery yeast bread rolls with easy and delicious cream cheese and berries jam filling. Use any kind of berries jam you have at home.

Cream cheese, plus berries jam, wrapped in cutely shaped bread rolls! If you love bread from Asian bakery, I guarantee you will love this too, unless you hate cream cheese, or berries. These lovely bread rolls taste as great as they sound, so what are you waiting? Go grab the ingredients and start baking!

Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls
Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls

Caterpillar buns

I usually just call all my individually shaped bread bread rolls. I guess if you must give a name to the shape of bread for this post, it would be caterpillar buns. In the recipe, I try to explain how I shape the bread, but this is one of those examples where one photo speaks better than a thousand words. So hopefully, with the step-by-step photo and my not so great explanation in the recipe, you get how to properly shape this bread. If this particular caterpillar form is too much, feel free to shape your bread into any form you wish, even regular round buns are fine.

Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls
Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls

All-purpose flour dusting vs. egg wash

I think in almost all my previous bread recipes, I have always finished the bread prior to baking by giving them an egg wash. Since the cream cheese filling is very generous in this recipe (1 whole block divided into 8 rolls!), I think a lighter approach such as a dusting of all-purpose flour is more appropriate. Personally, I really love how the bread turns out in the end. But if you want to use egg wash instead of all-purpose flour dusting, it is okay to do so.

Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls
Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls

Store in an airtight container in the fridge

Since these bread rolls have cream cheese in it, I would suggest storing them in the fridge. Most bread rolls are okay to be left in room temperature for 2-3 days, but not for this bread rolls. If you have a microwave, you can simply reheat your bread for 10-15 seconds, and they should be warm and fluffy again, almost indistinguishable from when they were just out from the oven.

Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls
Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls

Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls

5.0 from 17 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins

Serves: 8

Print Recipe


  • Bread dough
  • 7 gram (1 packet, or 2 1/4 teaspoon) active dry yeast
  • 5 gram (~ 1 teaspoon) sugar
  • 200 ml (13.5 tablespoon) milk, lukewarm (38 Celsius/100 Fahrenheit)
  • 320-360 gram (~ 3 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 75 gram (~ 6 tablespoon) sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 35 gram (~ 2.5 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened
  • Cream cheese & berries jam filling
  • 1 block (8 oz./227 gram) cream cheese, softened
  • 80 gram berries jam (any kind of berries jam is fine, I use blackberry for this post)


  1. Mix together active dry yeast, 5 gram sugar, and lukewarm milk. Set aside to bloom, or until foamy and frothy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well, then add in egg yolks, butter, and yeast solution. Knead until smooth and soft, only adding a bit of flour if necessary. Kneading time is about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Place bread dough in a bowl, cover with a wet kitchen towel/saran plastic. Set aside to proof until volume is almost doubled, about 1 hour in a warm kitchen.
  4. Meanwhile, let's make the filling. Mix together cream cheese and berries jam. Chill in the fridge until needed.
  5. Once the bread has finished proofing, punch down to remove air bubbles. Then transfer the bread to a lightly floured work surface. Knead for 2 minutes, then divide into 8 portions.
  6. Roll a portion of dough into a rectangle. Place 1.5 tablespoon of cream cheese and berries jam filling at lightly off center nearer the top of the dough. Fold the top part of dough over filling to encase, pinch lightly. Make thin slits to the bottom part of dough. Fold these toward the top to fully encase the filling.
  7. Arrange bread on a baking tray lined with a parchment paper. Cover with wet kitchen towel/saran, and proof again for 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit). Sprinkle the bread with some all-purpose flour, and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
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  • Juli Juli says:

    These look amazing! Cream cheese and Berries is such a wonderful combination. Thank you for sharing!

  • Lisa Huff Lisa Huff says:

    Oh these would be great for a nice brunch! Love how you styled the dough on top. Adorable!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Haha, I love playing with my bread, hence the styling. :)

  • Mike Hultquist Mike Hultquist says:

    These were nice and sweet and pretty gorgeous, actually. Everyone snapped these up immediately! Loved them.

    • Anita Anita says:

      The caterpillar shape make these bread irresistible indeed.

  • Andrea  Metlika Andrea Metlika says:

    Oh my, these look fantastic! I could eat the whole batch myself.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Same, but hopefully not in one sitting Andrea. ;)

  • Cathy Cathy says:

    Wow these look absolutely delicious and beautiful! Perfect for a brunch! Saving this recipe for sure!

  • Chris Collins Chris Collins says:

    These look so scrummy! I bet cream cheese and berries is a glorious combo!

  • Adrianne Adrianne says:

    What an original recipe! I love it. This looks like it would taste fantastic and I look forward to giving it a go. YUM!!

  • Sylvie Sylvie says:

    Oh my, homemade sweet bread rolls are my JAM (no pun intended... :D ). These ones look so incredible, I love how you filled them and shape them. An absolute must try!

  • Saima Saima says:

    No, I don't hate cream cheese or berries :) I love them and I love the caterpillar shapes you've made with this recipe too. Very interesting and creative!

  • Matt Ivan Matt Ivan says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous and an awesome way to fancy up your breakfast!

  • Beth Beth says:

    We love these! The cream cheese and berries is so delicious together!

  • Kelley Kelley says:

    These look amazing! I cant wait to try them.

  • Rebecca Rebecca says:

    I've never made jam bread rolls before, your recipe looks doable and super delicious!

  • Farah Farah says:

    Exactly what I want for my weekend breakfast! Can't go wrong with built in jam and cream cheese rolls- can't wait to try these!

  • Heidy L. McCallum Heidy L. McCallum says:

    These Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls turned out wonderful! I couldn't get over how awesome they tasted! I will be making them again!

  • Heather Heather says:

    Home made black berry jam would be perfect for these and also a scrumptious brunch item!

  • Dairy Free Dairy Free says:

    Nice content and recipe, it looks delicious that everyone will surely love.

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