Monday, May 24, 2010

Monkey Bread

I don't know if you are like me, but before I had this bread, I thought of Monkey Bread only as a sugary pull apart bread. I guess any bread can be classified as monkey bread as long as you can pull it apart, though!

My good friend, Britteny, made this bread often back when our husbands were deployed. Every Sunday night she would host dinner for a large group of us at her house. It was always a great time with wonderful food and awesome friends. I LOVED when she made this bread. It was so buttery and delicious and there was never any bread left. Wait, that's not true. There was always one piece left because no one would take the last one! :)

She shared the recipe with me before she left Germany (she left a little bit before I did). I am so glad I finally made it for myself. I loved it, as I knew I would, but it will never be exactly as Britteny's was to me. Isn't that the way it always is with food that holds a sentimental value?

Now that I have gone all sappy on you, go make this bread! It is a fun way to serve white bread and it is so delicious!


Britteny's Monkey Bread

2 cups warm water

1/2 cup sugar

1 TBSP salt

1 TBSP yeast

2 eggs, beaten

6 cups flour, divided

4 TBSP vegetable oil

1 stick butter

Mix water, sugar, and yeast; set aside until bubbly.

Add eggs, oil, salt, and 3 cups of flour; mix together.

Cover and let rise until doubled; about 2 hours.

Add remaining 3 cups of flour and knead until smooth and elastic.

Roll dough out and cut into circles (I did about 3" circles). Dip dough in butter and place in bundt pan. (I found it easier to stack a few circles on the counter first then place in bundt pan. This made it easier to stand the dough upright.)

Cover and let dough rise again.

Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 30 minutes. Tops will be golden brown.


Eliana said...

Hmmmm - this looks super delish Cristine.

The McBride Family said...

WAAAHHHHH SUnday night dinners... BUT it's funny that you are totally right. Always ONE piece of bread and one tiny scoop of mashed potatoes. HAHA!!

Julie said...

Looks so beautiful and light...very nice!

Avril Miller said...

Oh Oh Oh....what a beautiful bread! I love that this recipe came from a dear friend of yours - precious! I look forward to making it myself. :-)

Ingrid said...

Who knew!? What a fun way to serve bread. It looks delish Thanks for sharing and your right it isn't ever the same.

Flourchild said...

It looks so good. I love how food brings people together and creates memories!

The Grows said...

No matter how much bread I made or how many potatoes I mashed there was always one piece and one little scoop left. I made roast and mashed potatoes for dinner yesterday and it made me miss Sunday dinners. The food was good but I missed all my friends and no one brought any yummy dessert for after.;) Oh, did I mention that I feel cool for having one of my recipes make it to your clame to fame.

teresa said...

this is actually how i remember monkey bread, my mom made it like this and it was a huge hit with me and my sibs. thanks for posting it, now i can make it for my kids!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Very unique! Looks yummy too!

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