Friday, March 11, 2011

Monkey Bread

This Monkey Bread turned out to be a hit in my home. I hope it's a hit in your home as well.

1/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsp. yeast
1/4 tsp. sugar
3 1/2 cup flour
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbls. sugar
2 Tbls. melted butter
1 cup warm milk
brown sugar

*In a small bowl dissolve yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water. Add 1/4 tsp. of sugar and set aside.

*In a big mixing bowl mix together the flour, salt, vanilla, egg, sugar, 2Tbls. of melted butter and milk. Once this is mixed, add the yeast mixture. Knead by hand or mixer with a hook for 4 minutes or until smooth. The dough will be sticky.

*Cover the bowl with plastic and let the dough sit for 30 minutes.

*After 30 minutes, roll out the dough and cut into strips. Then cut into small balls.

*Melt about a half of stick of butter (you may need more or less). Put about a cup of brown sugar and tsp. of cinnamon in another bowl. Mix with hands. Dip each piece of ball in the melted butter. Then into the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Once completely coated, gently drop the balls into the bundt pan. Make sure you spread the balls out. Don't worry if it looks like there are holes among the balls. As your bread bakes, it will all come together.

*Once all the balls are in the bundt pan, cover with plastic and let it sit for 1 hour. 

*Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Now pull apart with your fingers. If you find yourself pulling a piece of bread every time you walk by like I did, take a break, grab a plate and pull as many pieces as you like.


Angie said...

Hey! That looks SO yummy! Think we will give it a try for the weekend. Hope you all are well. How many more weeks until your grand baby gets here? :)

Jill said...

That looks and sounds delicous! My kids love Monkey Bread....doesn't last long around here at all!

Love Abounds At Home said...

Angie my grandbaby was born on March 5th. He is a cutie!!!! I'll post pics real soon.

Anonymous said...

To My FB Lil' Sis, Lady Sandra, As always, this looks so good and you made if from SCRATCH. May God Bless you!!!!!
Ma Rose

Cynthia Berenger said...

Dear Sandra,

Congratulations on the birth of your grandson!

The Monkey Bread looks scrumpty!

Agape always,

Angie said...

Ok we did it! Of course it looks nothing like your bread, but it sho is good!

Many congrats to you Grandma!! Can't wait to see the lil guy. Take care! :D

Deanna said...

Dear Sandra, I know that I know that I know that this monkey bread is delicious!!!!!

I've only made it with frozen bread rolls, not completely homemade bread. Twas good.

Hope all went well.

Well Grandma, you will never be the same! The best to the whole family. Brandbabies are awesome.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Bible Babe said...

Congratulations on the birth of the grandbaby--and I have to say it's about time you posted again! I was missing your recipes and musings. I have a recipe for this bread, but it uses canned biscuits, so I had stopped making it. I will be trying the from scratch version soon.

Together in Christ said...

Mmmm This looks delicious! I remember when my mom and I made this when I was very young :)