Monkey Bread

Doreen Fish


I have seen so many variations of this bread but never one quite like the recipe I have been making now for for over 20 years....I even shared it with my mom when she was alive who was a master bread maker.
She loved it and added it to her recipes.
It is so delicious and very easy to make....I can make it now with my eyes closed that's how often I have made this.
This is everyones favorite in our house and has been passed from family to family.


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 approx....


  • ·
    dried dill weed
  • 3- 31/2 c
    unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/3 c
    butter for dipping
  • 1 pkg
  • 1 c
    very warm water (120-130 degrees)
  • 1 large

How to Make Monkey Bread


  1. Grease a 12 cup bundt pan or tube pan.Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp dill weed. Be sure to cover sides too and the centre tube.

    In a large bowl blend 1 1/2 cups flour , sugar, salt yeast,water, butter and egg at low speed on your mixer till moistened. Beat 3 mins at low speed. By hand stir in remaining flour.
    Knead dough on floured counter top until smooth...1 minute.
    Press out the dough and roll with a rolling pin to a 15 x 12 inch rectangle...approx.
    It does not have to be perfect at all as you are just cutting it anyway.
    Cut dough into diamond shape pieces and dip each piece into the melted butter. Layer in pan overlapping pieces and sprinkling with dill weed between each layer.
    Continue till all dough is used up. If you have any butter left over pour over top of dough...if you run out just melt some extra butter. I always do and I find that it is so delicious as the butter bakes into the bread and makes it very buttery and crispy.
    Cover and let rise till doubled....40- 60 mins.
    Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 mins until brown.
    Cool 2 mins. Invert on to a plate.
    I love this bread as it is so easy to serve.
    Everyone just pulls apart to eat at the table.

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About Monkey Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: For Kids

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