Buttery Pull Apart Monkey Bread

Ingredients

1 cup milk, scalded
1 cup mashed potatoes (about 2 servings of instant mashed potatoes)
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 package yeast
5 1/2 cups flour
2 sticks butter, melted

Preparation

1
Combine scalded milk, mashed potatoes, shortening, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and let stand until lukewarm.
2
Add one package of yeast (softened in 1/2 cup lukewarm water).
3
Add two well-beaten eggs and 1 1/2 cups flour. Beat well.
4
Add about four more cups of sifted flour to make stiff dough.
5
Put in a large greased bowl and turn so that all of the dough is greased.
6
Let rise at least two hours.
7
About 1 1/2 hours before serving, punch down and roll out dough.
8
Cut into walnut-sized squares and dip each into melted butter, then pile in fluted tube pan.
9
Pour remaining butter over top.
10
Let rise (about one hour) then bake 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees F (If crispier bread desired, cook at 400 degrees F)
11
Serve hot.

 



About

I know that monkey bread is most commonly known for the sticky, sweet, cinnamony pull-apart bread, but our family has called this recipe monkey bread since my great grandmother began making it for all of our family gatherings. It's always a favorite.

Yield:

2.0 loaves

Added:

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 2:30pm

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