Herb And Cheese Monkey Bread

Day 25 BM #51 - 

As we are coming to the end of this edition of the Baking Marathon, here is a very easy and flexible bread to please everyone at home! Choose the toppings your family prefers and enjoy pulling out the bread each of you likes.


Herb And Cheese Monkey Bread

Ingredients - 

Bread Flour 2 cups
Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup
Salt 1 1/2 tsp (or more as per taste)
Unsalted Butter 2 Tbsp, cubed
Water 1/2 cup + 2/3 cup (or as needed)
Active Dry Yeast 2 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Toppings -
Butter 3 Tbsp + grated Garlic 1 tsp
Red Pepper Flakes 2 tsp
Crushed Mint 1 tsp
Finely chopped Cilantro 1 Tbsp
Cheddar Cheese, grated 3 Tbsp
Parmesan Cheese 1 Tbsp


Herb And Cheese Monkey Bread

Method Of Preparation -


In 1/2 cup of warm water, dissolve sugar and sprinkle yeast. Set aside in a warm place to activate the yeast.

In a stand mixer bowl or a mixing bowl, sift the flours and salt, add in the butter cubes.

Add in the yeast solution to the flour and knead adding more warm water as needed to form a soft and pliable dough.

Oil a bowl and roll the dough in the oiled bowl, cover and set aside until the dough is doubled [about 1 1/2 hours].


Get all the topping and garlic butter ready. 


Herb And Cheese Monkey Bread - Prep

Prepare a bundt pan or any baking pan by greasing it with butter. 

Pinch lime sized portions of the dough (I made about 30 portions), brush garlic butter and roll in any of the toppings and arrange in the bundt pan.

Make sure each of the dough portions is dipped in different toppings for variety and color.


Herb And Cheese Monkey Bread - Prep

Cover and set aside for a second rise for about 45 minutes. Brush with garlic butter and sprinkle more cheese on top if preferred.

Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Bake in the center rack of the oven for about 30-35 minutes (I baked for 32 minutes)

Remove and let it cool for a few minutes. Run a knife along the sides to loosen the bread and serve warm.

My kids loved it with ketchup and also with more garlic butter. It would be a great accompaniment for soup as well.


Preparation Time 25 min + Resting Time 2 1/4 hours + Baking Time 32 min
Makes 30 pieces
Posted by Harini-Jaya R on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

13 comments

  1. love this soft monkey bread.Recently been introduced to this kind

     
  2. It looks awesome. This bread is always a bit in my house.

     
  3. I am a big of these breads and this one is bursting with my favourite flavors, i feel like digging into it. Super !

     
  4. Bread looks so delicious and mouthwatering. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

     
  5. Srividhya Says:
  6. Interesting name and recipe. Between why it is called monkey bread.. ??

     
  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. Oh my gosh that looks so sinful Harini..awesome bread!

     
  9. Usha Says:
  10. Bread looks delicious & irresistible. It is cool idea to dip the dough portions in different topping for different favors.

     
  11. Suma Gandlur Says:
  12. Love the cheesy monkey bread and it is cool to have different flavors and toppings in one single bread. It makes it a multi flavored bread and each can pick their favorite.

     
  13. Kalyani Says:
  14. These bundt cakes are so much fun to make and look at .. Love the burst of flavours there

     
  15. Priya Suresh Says:
  16. Such a beautiful savoury monkey bread, u r tempting me to bake some soon..

     
  17. very flavorful and delicious monkey bread!! so perfect with tea!

     
  18. Pavani N Says:
  19. That is one tempting bake. I'm sure kids and adults would love this one.

     
  20. Love the savory version of the monkey bread! So easy to serve :)

     
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