Friday, March 8, 2013

Monkey Bread

Thank god, my interest in baking and cooking pulled me to join in many challenges, else i might be very lazy to cook or bake. Really thanks to many baking challenges i have been a part, for pulling me to try some other bakes from the usual one. Coming to this monkey bread,our this month's Defi Boulange, a fabulous bread baking event by Nadia and Manue challenged us with an incredible and very addictive monkey bread, i was planning to do this bread since a long,dunno somehow i couldnt make them. Finally i baked some yesterday as my kids are in vacation,so that they can enjoy for their snacks.

Cinnamon powder, give a fabulous aroma to this bread and this spice powder was one of my favourite, so i didnt hesitate a second to add them generously. Also i picked a kg of dark brown sugar in London during my last weekend trip and i used them for making the sugar syrup and obviously my bread colour was absolutely fantabulous,better let me stop now coz the picture will speaks a lot. Obviously as usual, bread making is a stress burster for me while my kids enjoyed them thoroughly for their snacks and this bread dont even need any spread to enjoy with it.Thanks to Nadia and Manue again for giving us a beautiful bread.


4cups All purpose flour/bread flour
1tbsp Active dry yeast
1/2cup Water
1/2cup Luke warm milk
40grms Butter (melted)
2tbsp Sugar
1/2tsp Sel
Few walnuts

For caramel:
1/2cup Dark brown sugar
60grms Butter
3tbsp Fresh thick cream

For rolling the bread:
1/2cup Light brown sugar
2tbsp Cinnamon powder
120grms Melted butter

Add the yeast to the luke warm milk with sugar and salt,keep aside for few minutes until the yeast turns foamy.

Meanwhile take the flour,melted butter together in a bowl,gently add the water and yeast and knead everything slowly as soft and smooth dough.

Knead well the dough for atleast 10minutes and arrange it in a greased bowl and keep in warm place for 2hours.

In a small pan, take the sugar,butter and thick cream,bring it to boil and let it cook for few minutes,put off the stove.

Take a bundt pan or a round pan, greased it and pour the caramel in the pan, springle the walnuts and keep aside.

Punch down the dough, divide them into 25-30 small tiny balls and roll them well and keep aside, finish the dough as small balls.

Now take the light brown sugar, cinnamon powder in a plate,give mix and keep aside.



Drop a tiny ball into the melted butter, take out immediately and roll generously to the already prepared sugar-cinnamon mixture and place it in the already prepared pan.

Continue the same process until the remaining balls gets finished. Cover the pan and arrange it in a warm place for an hour until they double their volume.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Keep the pan in the middle of the rack and bake for 25-30minutes until the crust turns golden brown

Once they get baked,keep aside for few minutes, and turn the pan upside down to remove the bread.

Take care,coz the caramel might be still a bit warm.

Enjoy the bread, you can eat this bread when they are still warm.

43 comments:

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Drooling Priya, Looks amazing!!! My baking enthu has taken a bit back seat!!!:(o, for the moment i have time only to drool @ other's bake!!

priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious and interesting name :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Monkey bread aks... parcel to me plz:)

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

i love tat caramel on the top.. too good..need a piece of it..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! That's innovative one... Cake looks inviting... Loved the name much priya...

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Hearing it for the first time.. looks interesting !

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

this looks amazing sis:)and super:)

Preeti Jaipal said... Reply To This Comment

delicious...

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Cute name cute bread dear Priya!!!

Dipti Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

Name sounds interesting...nice recipe!

PT said... Reply To This Comment

recipe name is very interesting.. it will surely attract kids :)

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Looking at ur title, was wondering what this could be. Looks too good, nice texture and rich color too.

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

kudos to u r baking. lovely clicks

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

How do you do it every day Priya! There is so much dedication in you. Keep rocking...

Never heard of Monkey bread... Looks yummy!

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

HMmmmmmmmmmm drooling here, well baked

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

WOW U REALLY GOT THE CAKE BEAUTIFULLY i HAVE TRIED ITAND HAD QUITE FAILURE SO LEFT IT. WILL TRY FROM UR SITE AGAIN.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

OMG.. mouth watering here.. Awesome clicks dear :)

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome looking bread! Perfect for breakfast and tea-time!

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Love bread like this and thi slooks so delicious.

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

I love monkey bread and I tasted it first time in US :) this brings back so much memories aks... you always rock with your yeast baby

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks good priya.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks fabulous, love the color:)

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

gud one priya...have been thinkg a while do it...looks fab

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Droolworthy! They are perfect for the weekend breakfast.

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

new bread variety to me :) looks yummm and tempting aks :)

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Love the name akka...loosteks delicious and nice texture akka...like to ta now...

Helen Prabha said... Reply To This Comment

Monkey bread sounds interesting..... Looks fabulous... :-)

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

A lovely looking bread. Was just wondering why is it called a monkey bread?

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

bread looks delicious priya

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Monkey bread looks delicious.

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

No words baby ..u r ne fantastic baker....:)

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

My kids loves this,your recipe is awesome,will try this.

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

interesting recipe..looks fabulous..

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

i like monkey bread but haven't tried this at home, u have baked it so well...looks really soft n delicious!

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks awesome akka.. I still havent tried this kind of bread.. love the new header akka.. :)

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

Super delicious and tempting bread Priya..

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe..yummy..

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks amazing.. loved that caramel top!

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

A very different kind of bread Priya. thanks for sharing looks awesome

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Ah...it looks so delicious, i want it ryt nw, Sis parcel me that yummy looking monkey bread plz...:P

Swati Sapna said... Reply To This Comment

This really looks fantastic!! Chunky and caramel-y and so beautiful! Love the idea of a dark brown sugar caramel... Gorgeous!

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

so cute monkey bread...delicious n perfectly baked sis...

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

looks really amazing priyaji... yummy bread!!!