Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread Recipe
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You may have had sweet monkey bread before, but this savory version is perfect to serve alongside a pasta dish. It is fun to make, and just as fun to eat!
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 1/3 cups warm water
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp. salt
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- In a large bowl, stir together the yeast and water. Let sit 5 minutes until yeast is foamy.
- Mix in the olive oil, salt, and flour. If using a stand mixer, with a dough hook, knead the dough for 5-6 minutes, or until elastic. If you are going to knead it by hand, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until dough is elastic, 7-10 minutes.
- Place dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow it to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until dough is doubled in size. It is preferable to put the bowl in a warm place.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley flakes, and minced garlic. Set aside.
- Once dough has risen, remove the towel, and punch down the dough.
- Pull off small pieces of dough (about tablespoon size), coat in garlic butter mixture, and place in the bottom of a bundt pan. Repeat this process until you have layered the bottom of the pan with dough balls.
- Sprinkle on 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese. Place a second layer of coated dough balls in the pan, followed by the remaining cheese.
- Cover the pan with a clean towel and allow it to double in size, approx. 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.
- Turn bundt pan upside over a plate. Serve hot with a side of marinara sauce.
March 9, 20120 found this helpful
Wow, this look delicious! I can't wait to try it with some spaghetti for dinner.
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