Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Monkey Bread Recipe
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  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup of warm water
  • 1 and ¼ cups of warm whole milk
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 and ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioner sugary
  • 3 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In the mixing bowl for your stand mixer dissolve yeast in the warm water and allow to foam. Add milk, melted butter, sugar, eggs, salt and half of the flour and mix well using the dough hook on medium-high speed until well combined. Once combined, add the remaining flour slowly until the mixture forms a firm dough ball.
  2. Knead dough using the dough hook until the dough is smooth and elastic. Alternatively, you may knead by hand for approximately 5 minutes. Transfer dough to a well greased large bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow to rise in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. In the morning, remove the dough from the refrigerator and deflate the dough by punching the risen dough down.
  4. In a small bowl, melt ½ cup of butter and combine with cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Prepare a bundt pan by greasing generously with vegetable shortening or cooking spray.
  6. Divide the dough into smaller pieces and roll into approximately 40 balls. Roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place in the bundt pan, layering on top of each other until done.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350F. Allow the prepared dough balls to rise in the bundt pan for approximately 30 minutes.
  8. Melt ¼ cup butter and add brown sugar and vanilla and stir until well combined. Pour mixture over the dough in the bundt pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until done.
  9. Allow bread to cool for 5-10 minutes and then transfer to plate.
  10. Combine confectioner sugar, heavy cream and vanilla until smooth glaze and then pour over the top of your finished monkey bread.
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