MONKEY BREAD WITH CINNAMON & RAISINS

serving size: 2 Loaves


Ingredients

2/3 Cup Water
2/3 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 1/2 Teaspoons Instant Yeast
4 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour -- Plus more as needed
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Coating:
1 Cup Butter -- Softened
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Cup Raisins

Instructions

In a medium pan combine water, milk and butter. Heat on medium heat till butter is melted. Do not bring to a boil. Pour liquid into a large mixing bowl. Allow to cool to lukewarm about 110-115 degrees. Add sugar, salt and 2 cups of flour, mix with dough hook attachment till smooth. Add in beated eggs, cinnamon and yeast, mix till smooth. Continue to add flour a half cup at a time being careful not to add too much flour. Add flour till dough cleans bowl and stays on dough hook. Continue to knead with dough hook for two minutes. Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl. Turn dough over to coat lightly on all sides. Cover with plastic wrap, allow to rise for 1 hour. Just before dough has finished rising mix together soft butter and brown sugar into a large bowl. Mix in corn syrup, vanilla and cinnamon till well combined. Mix in raisins. Punch down dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough in half and place one piece of dough back into the bowl and cover. Roll out dough into a 3 foot long rope. Cut dough into 30-40 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Line bottom of two greased 5x9 loaf pans with parchment paper. Once all the balls are coated, drop and equal amount of dough balls into each loaf pan. Scrap out any remaining butter mixture and place on top. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 45-60 minutes. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Remove and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before turning out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.



Comments

By Boston DUI lawyer

Dec 15th, 2010 04:21pm

Why is monkey bread called monkey bread when it has no bananas? At least it taste better than it looks. Thanks for the straightforward recipe!

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