Saturday, October 5, 2013

Monkey Bread

1 1/4 cup milk 
4 1/4 cups unbleached flour
2 1/2 tsps. active dry yeast
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tsps. cinnamon 

Step 1: Using an electric mixer with the dough hook attached combine the flour, yeast, salt together.  Then in a small sauce pan warm up the milk, sugar and butter until the butter begins to melt (but before it is completely melted).  
Step 2: Add the mixture from the sauce pan into the dry ingredients until they start to combine (2-3 minutes) then add in the eggs and combine until everything comes together. (It is important to not add in the eggs at the same time as the milk mixture, the eggs could scramble instead of combining evenly distributing into the dough.)

Step 3: Take a large bowl and spray with canola oil.  Remove dough from mixer and into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap tightly and cover with a towel.  Place in a warm spot in your kitchen and wait until doubled in bulk, approximately 1-1.5hrs).

Step 4: Uncover dough and start ripping small amounts and roll into balls.  Set a piece of parchment paper on the counter so the dough balls don't stick to the counter.  Keep doing this until there is no dough left.  

Step 5: Take out a medium sized bowl and mix together brown sugar and cinnamon.  
Step 6: Take out your favorite bunt pan and spray with canola oil.  
Step 7: Take each of the dough balls, then roll them in the sugar mixture and drop them into the bunt pan.

Step 8: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, bake for 15-18 minutes.  Flip monkey bread out of the bunt pan and place on a plate or cake holder.  Pull apart and enjoy!!!!

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