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Monkey Bread


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  • Bread
  • 1/4 cup Warm water
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar, plus pinch for yeast
  • 1 pkg. Yeast
  • 2 Tbls. Shortening, plus more for pan and bowl
  • 3/4 cup Warm milk
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3 3/4 cup Flour
  • Coating on dough
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Chopped nuts (optional)
  • Icing
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Congectioners' sugar


Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 75mins


Step 1

1. Put the warm water (110*) and a pinch of sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle yeast over the top. Stir; let the yeast soften and disolve, about 5 minutes.

2. Place shortening, warm milk, sugar, salt, and egg in mixer bowl.

3. Grease bundt pan and a medium bowl.

4. Once yeast is dissolved and foamy, add it to mixer bowl; mix well with dough hook. Slowly add flour. Knead on medium-low 1 minute or by hand 5 minutes.

5. Place in the greased bowl;cover with plastic. Set dough in warm place (oven @ 200*) and let rest for 20 minutes.

6. Make coating: Put melted butter in a bowl. In another bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts; sprinkle 2 Tbls. of nut mixture in bundt pan.

7. Cut dough into 1/2-inch pieces. Roll into balls.

8. Dip balls in butter, then roll in nut mixture; place in prepared bundt pan.

9. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

10. Preheat oven to 350*. Bake 30-35 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes in pan.

11. Turn bread out of pan; cool 20 minutes on rack or plate.

12. Make icing: In small bowl, stir milk into confectioners' sugar. Drizzle over bread.


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