Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberry Monkey Bread

One more interesting bread from my oven, you can call this bread as monkey bread or as pull apart bread. Somehow i prefer to call this bread as monkey bread as this bread looks like bubbles and tastes sweet,sticky as like gooey pastry. Monkey bread is made with pieces of bread dough pieces which is baked in cake pan been individually covered with melted butter,cinnamon,sugar and sometimes with chopped walnuts. This bread is traditionally served hot so that the baked pieces can be easily torn away with the fingers and eaten by hand.

Coming to this chocolate stuffed strawberry monkey bread,this bread goes for chocolate chips and chopped strawberries, chopped strawberries sprinkled in between the chocolate chips stuffed bread dough pieces makes this bread simple flavourful and the cinnamon sugar along with cooked strawberry chunks gives an incredible aroma to this bread.One of my favourite smells in the world is freshly baked bread, trust me the aroma of this freshly baked strawberry monkey bread was mindblowing,its just out of the world. This is one more bread chosed and suggested by Manjula Bharath of Desi Fiesta  for this month's Home Baker's Challenge.Thanks Manju and i loved your choice of bread for this month's challenge.


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 rolling the bread:
1/2cup Light brown sugar
2tbsp Cinnamon powder
120grms Melted butter
1cup Sliced fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries
1cup Chocolate chipes (approximately)

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.

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

Punch down the dough, divide them into 25-30 small tiny balls.

Flatten the balls and stuff it with some chocolate chips,roll them well and keep aside.

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 as single layer to cover the bottom of the pan.

Spoon half of the chopped strawberries over the dough layer.

Continue the same process by alternating the dough and chopped strawberries 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.

41 comments:

  1. Wow ! This looks great Priya. Loved the addition of chocolate n strawberries. Hey. .got to say. ..the plate is too pretty.

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  2. now I must give monkey bread a try. such a woderful recipe you shared today.

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  3. oh my god this lookss tooooo good..love it

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  4. Looks great, very colourful and inviting..yummy

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  5. I will jump like a monkey there to eat that :P

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  6. Totally yumm n delicious looking bread :)

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  7. Colorful and yummy looking cake. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  8. very innovative monkey bread...gud one

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  9. OMG!!!! Awesome and wonderful monkey bread, lot of surprises hidden in it... yum yum yum....

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  10. G'day! LOVE Monkey bread, true!
    Have many wonderful childhood memories and didn't know could add fruit to it...thank you! Cheers! Joanne
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  11. Chocolate and strawberry on a gooey bread... This combination sounds delicious!

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  12. I love chocolates always this recipe sounds yummy :)

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  13. yummy bread akka and love the flvors of cinnamon and this time HBC rocks

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  14. Monkey bread with chocolate..a must try

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  15. I love monkey breads Priya. I enjoy pulling bits out of it and eating it warm from the oven. I love the glaze on the bread

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  16. Wow, This bread looks so beautiful and perfectly baked. The filling inside makes it fantastic. Great recipe Priya!

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  17. Gorgeous Bread Akka.. Perfect and delicious..

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  18. Oh God! its truly interesting bread akka. Such a beutiful bread I never seen.....absolutely amazing effort!

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  19. wonderfully made pull apart bread and looks super stunning :)

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  20. wow this looks fantastic priya, beautifully made

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  21. such a beautiful looking monkey bread... it has a nice glaze...

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  22. i think i should give this one atry.. the thought of cinnamon and chocolate chips is very inviting

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  23. Interesting and delicious bread.. Loved it Priya :-)

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  24. samma photo sis :) lighitng laam supera irruku..

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  25. Those bread looks fantastic,wish to have taste it now..

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  26. This looks like an work of art...makes it sad to take it apart!! very yummy...

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  27. Amazing, such a variety of collection of breads & cakes.. Am in awe :)

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  28. Priya this is beautiful. Have never made sweet pull aparts before. Pity the strawberry season is over now here in Greece. I love the technique of this dessert so shall try and make it with a different fruit.

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  29. chocolate and strawberry both are my favourite.. Very yummy and inviting Akka..

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  30. Love the glaze on the bread, looks absolutely delicious.

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  31. superb bread akka...nalla irukku ..

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  32. I simply love it! chocolate and bread..delicious combination!!!

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