Baking Pull Apart Monkey Bread at Home
|Category||Recipe Title||Prep Time||Rise Time||Bake/Cook Time||Total Time|
|Basic Bread||Monkey Bread||20 min||15 min||20 min||55 min|
About this Recipe
By: Fast Easy Bread
Why do they call this “monkey bread” or “pull-apart bread?” Because when you place this in front of people they pull it apart like monkeys, often with their hands and fingers. It is also knows as “sticky bread” because it makes your hands sticky. Trust us, you will be a fan favorite when you place this in front of kids and adults alike. It is one of the easiest and quickest recipes if you use the tips to make it found below.
- 2 1/2 cups white unbleached bread flour
- 1/8 cup of sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp Saf-Instant Premium Yeast
- 1 tsp Liquid Soy Lecithin
- 1 cups hot/warm water
1 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk or cream
It is very important that you use bread flour. Do not use all-purpose flour for this recipe. The Saf-Instant Premium Yeast and the Liquid Soy Lecithin can be purchased in the Homemade Bread Bundle or the Homemade Pizza Bundle.
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)
To avoid a mess, make 1 dimples in dry ingredients with tsp. Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimple about the size of a quarter. Add water slowly, add 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. The dough mixer should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.
Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.
Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.
Roll out the dough into a square 12 x 12 about ¼ inch thick.
Cut into 12 inch strips and then cut again into 1 inch squares. About 144 pieces. (Tip – Use a pizza cutter to cut quicker)
Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 tbsp cinnamon and cover dough pieces with mixture (Tip put sugar and some of the pieces of dough in a large plastic container with a lid or gallon size baggie and shake to coat pieces in mixture by shaking)
Place sugar coated pieces in a bunt pan.
Melt 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar in microwave for 2 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp cream or milk. Pour sauce over dough in pan. Rise for 15 minutes.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until top is golden brown.
Flip Bunt pan on to a large plate or platter.
People Who’ve Made This
“This is our Christmas morning tradition. We have such a quick way to make breakfast special.”
“I love making bread, but don’t like the time involved sometimes. This stuff is great. I can’t believe I can make delicious bread in under a hour. It is also so easy to use.“
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