November 02, 2011

Sexy Savory Monkey Bread

 Are you intimidated by bread making?  Do I sound like an infomercial?

Making bread is so easy!  No, seriously.  Don't "Pffft" me and leave!  Where do you get that attitude?  I have been nothing but nice to you baking you all of these sweets lately and I bring up the subject of baking bread and you skip on out of here like you're incapable of it.

Oh, you're still here?  Oh, good!  You're a smart cookie.

Sexy Savory Monkey Bread
Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients for the Dough:
  • 3 cups luke warm water
  • 1 1/2 T. granulated yeast or instant, rapid rise, bread machine, active dry or cake yeast
  • 1 1/2 T. kosher salt
  • 6 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour - I use King Arthur
Ingredients for Egg Wash:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. parlsey
  • 1 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 5 T. butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions for Dough:
  1. In your mixer, dump in the water, yeast, salt and 6 1/2 cups flour and mix until it starts to come away from the sides.
  2. Place saran wrap or a towel over the top and place someplace warm and let it rise for about 2 hours.
Instructions for Bread:
  1. Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan or tube pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the parsley, garlic powder, salt, butter and eggs until well blended. Break the bread dough off in walnut-sized pieces and roll into a ball. Dip each piece into the egg mixture.
  3. Place coated dough balls into the prepared pan. Once there is a layer of balls covering the bottom of the pan, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat, sprinkling each layer with cheese until everything is in the pan. Cover loosely, and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
Cooks Note:  You may have noticed I used pepperoni and mozzarella cheese in the above pictures. I don't suggest it. It didn't make a difference flavor wise and why add the extra calories if there's no difference!

I suggest you place a cookie sheet on the rack below the bread to catch any overflow.

Adapted from and Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Servings: 1 slice
Calories:  384
Total Fat:  9.0 g
Cholesterol:  62 mg.
Sodium:  1239 mg.
Protein:  11.7g.


  1. Yes, put the ingredients in in the order listed. No need to wait for the yeast to proof or anything though. It really is that easy!

  2. Yes! You inspired me with your herb bread that you made a couple of weeks ago!

  3. So easy! You have a great weekend too!

  4. I had to make this because my son was fussing at me! Kids!

  5. Catchy title and great post :)

  6. Before I was intimidated in making bread but as soon as you get the hang of it, It would be easy.  I remember before everything that comes out of my oven will be hard specially when there's yeast involved but now it seems that I can adjust things on the fly

  7. Jennifer @ Motherthyme10.2.12

    I have never made Monkey Bread before but you have inspired me to give it a try!  Love the ingredients and that its not a sweet bread!  Fabulous recipe!  Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. My son drives me crazy begging me to make this all of the time!  Your guys will love it!

  9. Thank you!  I use Picasa to edit and collage all of my photos.

  10. Thank you!  Thanks for stopping by :)

  11. I know, right!  Mmmm garlic and butter...

  12. Tina@flourtrader10.2.12

    Yum-butter and garlic are my friends, especially in bread!  This is definitely a keeper of a recipe and it will keep me happy.  Simple and delicious-thanks for sharing!

  13. I LOVE monkey bread. This looks fantastic. Also - I am jealous of your photoshop collage skills - your photos are awesome. 

  14. Marylouise10.2.12

    Well yum!  My kids would love this - my daughter just fussed tonight because I hadn't made bread for awhile! Thanks for some inspiration. The soup looks very good as well and I like the way you did the pictures around the finished product.

  15. bigbearswife10.2.12

    I love savory monkey bread! 

  16. Don't you mix the yeast with the water before you add the flour?  It sounds too easy without doing that.

  17. As you may have seen, I love herb bread so this recipe has me drooling. What a beautiful bread and all of the herbs and cheese make it irresistible for sure! Not sure how the "monkey" fits in, but the herbs and cheese are perfect! :)

  18. I knew I had to check this out when I saw "sexy savory monkey bread!" This sounds awesome!

  19. I AM intimidated with bread baking but I keep trying anyway!  This looks SO GOOD!  I love monkey bread but have never thought to make it savory!  Good job...and keep those infomercials coming! ;- )

  20. I love it you cheeky little monkey. Great recipe and great post. This is why I adore you. Funny and talented. 

  21. BarbaraBakes10.2.12

    I've been wanting to make a savory monkey bread. Don't know what I've been waiting for yours looks great. 

  22. Love the title :) And love how easy and pretty this looks- great post!!

  23. I just love that you describe this as Sexy!  So delicious.

  24. Curryandcomfort10.2.12

    What a great idea to make monkey bread savory!! I must try this! : )

  25. Luciana10.2.12

    Amazing Monkey Bread! I agree with you,  making bread is so easy!  I've been making my own bread for months and I love!Happy to see my Lulu's sweet Secrets on your blog list!Have a great weekend!

  26. FreeSpiritEater10.2.12

    The first line made me giggle lol you did this bread recipe justice, it looks amazingly delicious! I can imagine the warm bread and inhaling the aroma, yum! Thanks for sharing, great job! =] 

  27. I love monkey bread. I'm drooling over this! YUM!

  28. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.10.2.12

    Sexy time! I must have this delicious monkey bread immediately!

  29. Oooh, this looks fabulous!  My guys would love this!!!  I finally bout the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes book...I need to crack it open :)

  30. Julia10.2.12

    My boyfriend LOVES monkey bread and is always asking me to make it.  I'll have to try this savory version.  Looks amazing!


  31. You had me with the title alone.  What a great idea to make a favorite that is traditionally sweet and turn it savory.  I will have to give this a whirl.


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