Texas Monkey Bread


  • 1 pkg. dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup boiling water
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  • 1/2 lb. melted butter


You need three separate bowls. Dissolve yeast in a small amount of lukewarm water. In another bowl, mix eggs, sugar, salt, and 1 cup water. In third bowl, pour boiling water over shortening. Combine all ingredients and add 6 cups flour. Mix well and let rise for 1 hour. Knead until good consistency. Pinch off in small balls and roll in butter. Place in tube pan and let rise for 1 hour. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour. Brush with butter before and after baking.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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