How to Make Homemade Monkey Bread

How to Make Homemade Monkey Bread

If you’re looking for a great recipe for a seemingly complex project, look no further. We’ve got the greatest monkey bread recipe for a great party. Monkey bread is a pull apart bread that is usually coated with cinnamon sugar and topped with a nice glaze. It’s a sticky warm bread that is great when hot out of the oven, and even better when shared with friends.

For this amazing bread, you’ll need a bundt pan, a good and sturdy yeast, and a bit of time on your hands. You’ll want to make the bread dough so that it can sit out overnight and rise accordingly. The better it rises, the fluffier and lighter your monkey bread.

 Starting Out: the Dough

1 package yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 ¼ cups warm milk
1/3 cup butter, unsalted
¼ cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups flour

For this dough, you’ll want to start out with the yeast. Mix it into the warm water so that the bacteria will have time to activate a little while you blend the rest. Blend everything into the flour, starting out with 3 cups of the flour and adding more until you’ve got the right consistency. Finish by adding in the water and yeast mix and blend well. The dough should be firm, but not too sticky, and shouldn’t crumble too easily. Then it’s time to knead the dough, mixing it together and roughing up the yeast a bit so that it’ll get to work on rising the bread. Leave it greased in a bowl overnight, with a plastic cover to ensure it doesn’t dry out, and you’ve got a great set up for your bread.

 The Next Day: The Coating

¾ cup butter, unsalted
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

With these ingredients, you’ll be making the thick and sticky coating that will keep the bread balls stuck together, but not baked together. This is what will make the bread even sweeter, and will tingle your taste buds and remind you of a great cinnamon roll. Start off by melting just half a cup of butter in one pot and mixing the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl before going back to your dough. Take your dough and pull it apart into small balls, ensuring that there’s going to be enough for Dip them in the butter until they’re nice and greasy, and start placing them through the cinnamon sugar, to get them coated properly. Put all the dough balls into the greased bundt pan, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt and mix the butter with the brown sugar, and pour all over the balls for that extra mix of sweetness.

Once you’re done, bake for half an hour and top with nice and gooey caramel for an amazing monkey bread that your family will love! You can test out different toppings, such as a vanilla frosting, or even chocolate if you prefer, and can change the recipe so it suits your tastes. Don’t forget to wait for the bread to cool, or you’ll burn your fingers!


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