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Garlic Monkey Bread Ring

Submitted by: | Source: My Great Recipes; Group 23, Card 73

2012-02-18 Other

This makes a small batch of dough, which makes it easy enough to handle for beginning bread bakers. It packs a wallop of flavor from the garlic butter the "bubbles" are dipped in.

  • Servings: 1 10-inch ring
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 2 hours rising, 25 - 30 min bake time
  • Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
1 cup Warm Water, 105 to 115 degrees
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2½ – 3 cup All-purpose or Bread Flour
¼ cup Melted Butter
1 Large Clove Garlic, minced or pressed
1 tsp Dried Parsley Leaves
¼ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Black Pepper

Directions:

In bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes, or until yeast bubbles. Add salt, and slowly stir in flour. After about half has been added, beat until very smooth and satiny. Stir in enough remaining flour until a stiff dough has formed. Turn out onto a lightly floured board; cover and let rest 10 minutes. Knead 5 minutes, until smooth and satiny. Place in a clean, greased bowl, and turn dough over to grease second side. Cover and let rise about 1 hour, or until doubled. Meanwhile, mix melted butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper together. Turn risen dough out onto counter. Cut into walnut sized pieces and dip into butter mixture. Arrange in a buttered 10-inch ring mold in an even layer and let rise again for about 1 hour, or until doubled. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden.

Helpful Tips:

You can cut the rising time considerably by using Rapid-Rise (not instant) yeast. I've doubled this recipe once before, but it came out doughy, even after extending the bake time.