sweet bread to take apart – Italian Cuisine


Composed of many balls of dough that come off easily, you eat with your hands (and you can lick your fingers!)

The monkey bread and the American bread made of many balls of dough also known as pull apart bread because the pieces that compose it are easily "removed" by hand.
The recipe that we propose is a delicious version covered with cinnamon and sugar and then salted caramel.

The caramel monkey bread recipe


500 g of Manitoba flour
200 ml of milk
2 eggs
100 g of sugar
50 g of butter
14 g of fresh brewer's yeast

For coverage

60 g of butter
100 g of cane sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon

For the salted caramel

260 g of granulated sugar
120 g of butter
190 g of fresh liquid cream
10 g of fine salt


First prepare the bread dough by dissolving the yeast in the warm milk.
Separately, mix the flour with the sugar and the beaten eggs and then add the milk with the baking powder and the soft butter.
Work everything in a planetary or by hand and then let it sit for a couple of hours until the dough has doubled in volume.
Once ready divide the dough into many balls of the same size and brush them with the melted butter before passing them in a mix prepared by mixing 100 g of brown sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. You can also brush them with a beaten egg.
Place the balls next to each other inside a well buttered donut mold and let them rise for another hour well covered.
Cook at 180 ° for about 35 minutes and in the meantime prepare the caramel.
Dissolve 260 g of sugar in a saucepan and then add 120 g of butter to stop cooking.
Once the butter has melted, add 190 g of fresh cream and the salted caramel salt is ready.
Pour it on the freshly baked bread and remove it from the mold.

More advice

To make your caramel money bread even more delicious, stuff each ball of dough with del dulce de leche.


Sweet monkey bread: the variants

If you do not feel like preparing salted caramel, you can pour even the simplest on the monkey bread melted chocolate, of the hot jam and quite liquid or one english cream.
For a delicate and very aromatic taste it is also excellent Maple syrup. If you want the bread to absorb a lot of liquid, prepare a hot syrup based on honey and orange juice.
You can make the monkey bread more colorful by preparing some balls of white and other cocoa dough to fill with hazelnut cream.

Monkey bread pizza

The salty version of the monkey bread is very popular with children because it is a pizza to eat with the hands by detaching the pieces directly from the whole shape.
How is it prepared? First, remove the sugar from the dough.
Once it has risen, divide it into balls and dip them in tomato sauce.
If you want you can also fill them one by one in the center with a cube of mozzarella. Put them in a buttered or oiled mold, let them rise again and then sprinkle with dried oregano and parmesan and season with olive oil. Bake at 180 degrees for about 35 minutes.

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