RLB Monkey Dunkey Bread

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This bread was so good! Another time when I thought wow, I couldn’t have bought anything better. I remember watching Martha Stewart make monkey bread on TV years ago, and thinking I should try it, but it looked like so much work I was scared off. Then I bought a couple of varieties and was disappointed. At best they were re-imagined sticky buns. So when this recipe appeared in the Alpha Bakers lineup I was ready for the challenge. As it turned out, it wasn’t even traumatic to make. It took time and a modicum of patience, but the fiddle factor was negligible.

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The flour, salt, yeast mixture is on the left, and on the right it’s mixed up and on top of the liquid ingredients, which are creating some seismic activity.

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Next it’s all mixed together with the dough hook until it looks like actual dough.

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The dough goes into a bucket to rise, and woo-hoo it actually rises -a lot! I’m always a little surprised when this step actually works.

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After spending some time in the refrigerator the dough is rolled out and cut into squares

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which are then rolled into balls, flattened and filled with chocolate chips. They were supposed to be filled with smaller chips, but I worked with what I had which I think made the process faster because I just grabbed a few chips and placed them in the middle of the dough, instead of measuring and arranging like I would have with smaller items.

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Finally the balls were formed and filled.

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They nestled in the pan, rose, and baked into the puffy bread on the right.

The baking happened while I was picking my daughter up at school, driving her friend home, buying cream to make caramel topping and picking up pizza for dinner. So it’s a minor miracle that the timing worked out.

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But it did, and many tummies were happy.

 

 

 

One thought on “RLB Monkey Dunkey Bread”

  1. Rachel ,your pictures and in step by step instructions are absolutely wonderful , love your picture that you have of the whole one, it’s a big rise on your monkey in Dunkey bread , I just love mine too, you should come and see my.

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