Saturday, June 8, 2013

Monkey Bread

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Next time you’re making rolls, bread, or pizza dough, save a little extra dough to make this delicious dessert. My husband loves anything with cinnamon so we have this a lot. Below is my basic bread/dough recipe.  IMGP4147 IMGP4151 IMGP4152
- 2 tablespoons or packets of yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 3 tablespoons agave nectar (or sugar works)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tsp. salt
- 5 – 6 c. flour (when making bread it tastes great to use half white flour and half wheat flour)
Combine yeast and water in stand mixer. Mix until incorporated with dough hook. Add sugar to activate yeast and mix for 1 minute. Then add olive oil. After adding 1 cup of flour, add salt, and then continue with remainder of flour.
Once combined in mixer, remove and knead into a large ball with hands. Let rise on greased cookie sheet for approximately 30 minutes – 1 hour. Punch down dough and shape into pizza, rolls or bread loaves. Bake rolls at 350 for 10-15 minutes or pizza at 425 for 10 minutes then add toppings and bake for another 5-7 minutes.
For monkey bread, let dough rise, then punch down and form small balls. Dip the balls in melted butter and roll in a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, placing in a bread pan after coated. Let rise again for 30 minutes and bake at 350 degrees for  about 15 minutes.


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