Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is fast, easy, and looks lovely. Adapted from Southern Living. Makes a good appetizer or dinner roll for a party.
- 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
- 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.
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.
This bread turned out great and was a hit at the Christmas dinner I brought it to. The recipe is incredibly easy. I had a little trouble getting the seasonings to stick nicely, and next time I'll dip the dough balls in butter, roll them in the seasoning, then place them in the pan. I was glad I read the reviews, because it took nearly 4 hours before the dough had risen sufficiently. I think 2 hours might be possible in the summer, but if you're making this in cooler weather, definitely allow more time. The dough hadn't risen enough by the time we were due to leave for the party, but I put some blankets in the dryer to heat them up, and then created a warm tent in the back seat for the 45 minute drive to our friends' house. By the time we arrived, the dough was doubled and ready for the oven. Unfortunately, dinner was delayed so I popped the bundt pan and 2 additional loaf pans I used in the refrigerator for 2 hours then baked them as directed -- The bread turned out perfectly Thanks!
Perhaps I have a cold house but it took over four hours for the dough to thaw and rise. I wanted to like this but we did not care for the flavour at all.