Recipe by HeatherFeather
This is fast, easy, and looks lovely. Adapted from Southern Living. Makes a good appetizer or dinner roll for a party.
Top Review by Kree
This makes a delicious and very attractive loaf of bread! This was my first experience making a monkey bread, and I was pleasantly surprised when I flipped it over and saw how pretty it looked. The time it took to thaw and rise was actually more like 3 1/2 hours than 2, though, so I was lucky I left myself plenty of time for that step. Then, just as it was about doubled in bulk, our power went out! I was mortified because I really had my heart set on making these and I wasn't sure what would happen if I didn't get them in the oven right away. I ended up sticking them in the fridge and then baking them 3 hours later when the power came back on. They had risen to well over twice their size, so I thought they were doomed, but they ended up turning out wonderfully nonetheless. I just had to share my experiences, but to make a long story short these are simple and tasty. Thanks for another good one, Heather.
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 (25 ounce) packagefrozen white bread rolls dough, unthawed
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
Directions See How It's Made
- Grease a 12-cup size Bundt pan well.
- Mix together cheese, seeds, and basil and sprinkle just 1/3 of the mixture into your pan.
- Place half of the frozen rolls into the pan, drizzle with half of the melted butter,then sprinkle half of the remaining cheese mixture over them.
- Top with the rest of the frozen rolls, butter, and cheese mixture.
- Spray a piece of plastic wrap lightly with nonstick spray (or use a damp, clean towel) and cover pan.
- Let rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in bulk(this will vary greatly based on the temperature of the room it is rising in, especially in cooler months).
- Remove plastic wrap and bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 20 minutes.
- Tent with foil to prevent excess browning and bake another 10 minutes.
- Loosen bread from sides of pan using a knife an invert onto serving plate while still warm.
- Pluck off individual pieces to eat.