Saturday, August 10, 2013

Spicy Garlicy Monkey Bread / Pull apart Bread - HBC - 4

This month's Home bakers challenge was Bread. 4 options were given and we had to choose one out of them. These were suggested by  Manjula Kanted from Desi fiesta .thank you Priya and Manjula for the wonderful challenge .i loved baking this bread.

1.Rainbow swirl classic bread.
2.Fresh Strawberry chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread.
3.Chocolate Marble Asian Bread
Anadama Bread.

I wanted to do Fresh Strawberry Chocolate stuffed Monkey Bread , But there are no takers for it at home . So i decided to make a spiced Garlicy Monkey bread . It was a hit at home . The bread Vanished within minutes . The twist in the bread was i has stuffed the sauted grated garlic  in the bread . .

Though the filling was just a simple sauted garlic but  the bread had an awesome flavor and taste.

When it was baking in the oven the whole house smelled soooo good.

I still wonder who would have named it " Monkey Bread" and why was it name like that ?

Normally monkey bread is a sweet , sticky , gooey pastry served for breakfast. It  is also has so many different names like  monkey puzzle bread, sticky bread, African coffee cake, golden crown, pinch-me cake, pluck-it cake, bubble loaf and monkey brains


For the Dough:
  • All Purpose Flour 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Active Dry Yeast 1 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Butter 1 tbsp(soft at room temperature)
  • Warm Milk  1/2 - 3/4 cup
For the Spicy Topping :
  • Dried Parsley Leaves
  • Chili Powder
  • Butter
  • Sauted Grated Garlic
For the stuffing :
  • Garlic - Grated
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt


To Make the dough:

  • In  bowl, add flour, salt, sugar, yeast  and combine them well .
  • Using a dough hook start kneading them by adding warm milk little by little at a time .
  • Once it had formed a dough and add softened butter and combine well.
  • On a lightly floured surface Knead dough for about 7 - 8 minutes .
  • Rest the dough  for an hour in a bowl which is  greased with little oil.
  • Cover it with a wet kitchen towel .

To Make the Filling:
  • Clean the garlic , Grate it and keep it a side .
  • In a pan , heat the olive oil , add the grated garlic  and sprinkle  some salt and saute it till the raw smell of the garlic goes.
  • Rest the mixture till the flavors combine .
That's it . The filling is ready . If you want it to be little bit spicy . When you are sauteing sprinkle some chili flakes.

How to make a Monkey Bread with Filling:
  • Grease and dust a 8" pan , keep it ready .
  • Punch down the air in the risen dough . Divine it into equal sized small balls .
  • Knead each ball , stuff some sauted garlic , seal it properlly , place it in the greaced pan.

  • Then brush the dough with melted butter, sprinkle some chilli powder , Dried Parsley and sauted garlic.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen towl , allow it to rise for another hour.


  • Once the dough has risen double.
  • Preheat the oven @350 F .

    • Bake the dough for 25-30 minutes.


    1. love to pull apart and have it with my the beautiful crust and color on the top.

    2. Lovely bread! Looks very inviting, perfect with a bowl of hot soup!

    3. oh my! oh my! your pull apart looks beautiful, the chilli powder is an extra kick. Love it dear, i am gonna try ur version as well... it is really stunning...

    4. Its stunning especially the sprinkling of herbs on top. Perfectly made and surely a stunner.

    5. wow well done dear!! amazingly delicious looking pull apart dear :)

    6. Very beautifully done pull apart bread.. addition of chilli powder is new.

    7. Looks super yummy and perfect.

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    8. looks so tempting perfectly baked bread

    9. Awesome, looks very tempting.. Perfectly done !

    10. bread looks beautiful n tempting...

    11. Perfectly done delicious bread topping with herbs looks yummy!

    12. that looks amazing.perfectly done. will try it soon. following you now.

    13. I love it dear.. That looks superb..

    14. Super like, i loved this spicy garlicky monkey bread, fantastic bread and prefectly baked.