Friday, January 15, 2010

monkey bread

For a cinnamon bun-like treat, try making monkey bread.

Basic Monkey Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
7/8 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 Tbsp. shortening
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. yeast (the quick-rise instant type)

For dipping

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted - in separate container
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon - mix sugar and cinnamon and place in separate container.

1. Place all ingredients except dipping ingredients in the bread machine and set for dough cycle. If you mix the dough by hand let it rise for at least an hour before going on to step 2.

2. When dough cycle is finished, place on lightly floured surface, flatten and let it rest for a few minutes. While it's resting, melt the butter (keep separate) and mix the brown sugar and cinnamon (keep separate).

3. With kitchen shears cut the dough into random pieces, dip in butter, roll in brown sugar cinnamon mix and place randomly in a Bundt pan.

4. When all the dough is dipped, let it rise for 45 minutes.

5. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes until browned. If the top browns too quickly, place aluminum foil over it.

6. When done, remove from oven and turn pan upside down onto a large serving plate.

7. To serve, pull apart or cut in slices as you would a cake. IT'S YUMMY!!


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