Monkey Bread

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I was asked to come up with some kind of dessert that was 'chocolatey' and 'fun'.  After doing some research, I came up with my own version of Monkey Bread.   This is a great dessert or something to eat in the morning with your coffee. It's also kid friendly to make - they can roll the dough into balls and dip them in the butter and sugar.

Monkey Bread

4 tbsp. warm water (about 100 degrees)
1 tbsp. sugar
1 envelope dry yeast
3 c. flour
6 tbsp. sugar
Dash of salt
5 tbsp. butter, room temperature
5 eggs, room temperature

1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cocoa

Pour 1 tbsp. sugar and yeast on top of the water and set in a warm place until mixture begins to foam.  Add flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.  Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until all is completely blended.  Add two eggs and the yeast mixture and mix well.  Add the remaining eggs one at a time and mix until dough becomes spongy.  Knead dough for about 10 minutes on a floured surface. Place dough in a well greased bowl and roll dough around in bowl to grease all sides.  Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise. Let rise for about 1 -1 1/2 hrs. until dough has doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and flour a bundt pan.  Melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and cocoa. Take dough and knead again for about 5 minutes. Shape dough into balls  - about 2" in diameter and set aside. Roll dough in the butter and then in the sugar mixture. Place balls in bundt pan forming a layered 'ring'.  Cover with a towel and let rise for about 15 minutes. Bake in 350 degrees oven for about 45-50 minutes. Remove bread from pan while still warm.

Your finished product:


If you liked this, you may like:

Pumpkin Bread

Mini Cheesecakes

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ValleyWriter said...

I love Monkey Bread - and I like that your recipe doesn't rely on store bought biscuit dough (like most other recipes I've seen).

As a side note - one time I had a version of this with hershey kisses baked inside each little bubble of dough - Oh My! That's truly decadent!

Cooking Mama said...

Chocolate? Interesting! Pretty picture. :)

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Jessie said...

ohhh great bread, I love that it is chocolately and has cinnamon which makes such a delicious sweet bread

Stacie said...

I have never had Monkey Bread from scratch before it has always been with Refrigerated Biscuits. I am going to have to try this from scratch.

My Little Space said...

Lovely bake! I would love to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

I have been wanting to make monkey bread, I like this recipe, it looks delicious!