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Challah Monkey Bread Recipe

Challah Monkey Bread Recipe
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    Breakfast Sweets

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3/4 cup warm water, divided

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoons sugar, divided

1 tablespoon instant yeast

3 cups bread flour

1 teaspoons salt

2 1/2 tablespoons honey

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 large egg

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium bowl add 1/2 cup warm water. Stir in sugar and sprinkle yeast on top. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to proof for 5 minutes. In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk together flour and salt. In a medium bowl whisk together remaining 1/4 cup of warm water, honey, vegetable oil, and egg. Add yeast mixture to flour then add egg mixture. Stir with a large spoon until just incorporated, about a 30 seconds to a minute. Then fit mixer with the dough hook attachment. Beat the dough on medium for several minutes, adding in a few tablespoons of flour until it pulls away from the sides . Once dough it pulling away from the sides, remove from mixer and transfer to a well floured surface. Knead the dough for five minutes by hand, dusting lightly with flour as needed, if it gets too sticky . Transfer dough to a well oiled large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to proof until doubled in size, about 2 hours. Prepare a medium bowl with melted butter. In another medium bowl whisk together brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside. Once dough has doubled, remove from bowl to a well floured surface. Pat the dough out into an 8- by 8- inch square. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 8 strips horizontally and 8 strips vertically, giving you 64 little squares of dough. Roll the dough squares in your hands to make little balls. Use a fork to lightly dip each dough ball in the melted butter then roll in the brown sugar mixture. Layer the prepared balls in the Bundt pan, staggering the layers over the seams . Cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in a warm place. Let rise until the dough balls come within a 1/2 inch of the top of the pan, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Move oven rack to the center position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap the pan and place into the oven. Bake until the top is firm and a deep golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let the monkey bread cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.

in a medium bowl whisk together confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla Invert the pan over a serving plate. Let monkey bread cool an additional 10 minutes then pour glaze over the top allowing it to drizzle down the sides. Serve immediately. Store the leftovers covered in an airtight container. It's best warm, but it will keep for up to a day.