Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monkey Bread!

Ready for eatin!

My sister, Debbie
baker extraordinaire!


2 cups of warm water (that's lukewarm)
1/2 cup of sugar
1 envelope of yeast

stir and allow the yeast to dissolve.

Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp salt

mix well

mix in 3 cups of flour and beat till smooth.

add 1/4 cup of cooled melted butter (the real stuff bonehead)

mix this well.

add about 2 cups of flour. the dough will be very stiff. You can enough flour to make the mix kneadable. (Bet you did not know that this was a word!)

Knead dough working in more flour till the dough is elastic and satin smooth like a baby's butt sans #1 and #2.

Place dough in buttered bowl, (large) and allow to raise till double in size. Can take a couple of hours for this part.

Punch dough down. Roll out a glob of dough to about half an inch in thickness. Cut rounds. An old fashioned biscuit cutter works great. If you don't have a biscuit or cookie cutter a round glass works well. Place said round in bundt pan which has a stick of melted and cooled butter. Once you have enough rounds in the pan stack them on their sides like you might a deck of cards. works best on an almost full pan. Tip: use a buttered surface and buttered rolling pin to roll out the dough. works better than the standard floured surface. You will use about 3/4 of the dough. There rest makes wonderful scones or a few fun shaped rolls or even a small loaf of bread. The pan of dough will usually take about half and hour or a little longer to raise. Bake in a 350 degree over for about 20 minutes to half an hour. The top will start to get pretty brown. If you don't cook it long enough the middle part will be under cooked or raw. Turn out onto a plate and place on table. Just pull apart the bread. Buttering is optional. Jam is awesome.


PS: My dear sister informed me after I posted this to look at the recipe carefully...This was the copy she sent our oldest brother, so it is stoked with much sarcasm and humor. The bread will still taste the same!


Wendy said...


Jen said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. We love any type of bread at our house. As for the brownies...Debbie Brownies are in a league all their own. We haven't found a recipe yet that touches them! Although, we haven't had Debbie Brownies in a very long time...maybe you might consider sharing that recipe on your blog!