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Oma's Monkey Bread (Cinnamon pull cake) Recipe

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This recipe for Oma's Monkey Bread (Cinnamon pull cake), by , is from Our Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Elizabeth Pramberger
Added: Saturday, September 19, 2009


4 tbls. unsalted butter 2 tbls. softened
and 2 tbls. melted)
1 c milk warm (about 110 degrees)
1/3 c water warm (about 110 degrees)
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 pkg. rapid-rise yeast (or instant)
3 1/4 c all-purpose flour, plus some
extra for work surface
2 tsp. table salt

Brown Sugar Coating
1 c packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
8 tbls. unsalted butter (1 stick) melted

1 c confectioner's sugar
2 tbls. milk

1. Adjust oven rack to medium-low position and heat oven to 200. When oven reaches 200 turn it off. Butter Bundt pan with 2 tbls. softened butter and set aside.
2. In large measuring cup mix together milk, water, melted butter, sugar and yeast. Mix flour and salt in standing mixer fitted with dough hook.
Turn machine to low and slowly add milk mixture. After dough comes together increase speed to medium and mix until dough is shiny and smooth 6-7 minutes.

Turn dough onto lightly floured counter and knead briefly to form smooth, round ball. Coat large bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Place dough in bowl and coat surface of dough with cooking spray. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in warm oven until dough doubles in size 50-60 minutes.
3. For the sugar coating: While dough is rising, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in bowl.
Place melted butter in second bowl. Set aside.
4. To form the bread: Gently remove dough from bowl and pat into rough 8" square. Using knife cut dough into 64 pieces.
5. Roll each dough piece into a ball. Working one at a time, dip balls in melted butter allowing excess butter to drip back into bowl. Roll in brown sugar mixture, then layer balls in Bundt pan, staggering seams where dough balls meet as you build layers.
6. Cover Bundt pan tightly with plastic wrap and place in turned-off oven until dough balls are puffy and have risen 1-2 inches from top of pan 50-70 minutes.
7. Remove pan from oven and heat oven to 350.
Unwrap pan and bake until top is deep brown and caramel begins to bubble around edges 30-35 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then turn out on platter and allow to cool slightly about 10 minutes.
8. For the glaze: While bread cools, whisk confectioners sugar and milk in small bowl until lumps are gone. Using whisk, drizzle glaze over warm bread, letting it run over top and sides of bread.




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