Rosemary and Garlic Monkey Bread

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • In large bowl of heavy-duty electric mixer, combine 2 cups flour, the sugar, and yeast.
  • Beat water into flour mixture until soft dough forms.
  • Cover and set aside 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Crumb Topping (see below).
  • Lightly grease a 2 1/2-quart souffle dish (casserole dish).
  • Place oil in small bowl.
  • Add 3 cups remaining flour, the rosemary,garlic, and salt to the soft dough.
  • Beat until smooth dough forms.
  • Turn dough out onto floured surface.
  • Knead dough, adding remining flour as necessary, until smooth and elastic-about 5 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 24 pieces.
  • Dip each dough piece into oil and roll into a ball.
  • Dip each ball into Crumb Topping and place, crumb side up, in greased dish.
  • Cover loosely with clean cloth and let rise in warm place until double in size- about 45 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350*F.
  • Tuck tiny rosemary sprigs between dough balls, if desired, and bake 55 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped on top.
  • Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from dish and cool completely.
  • To serve, pull balls apart.
  • Crumb Topping: In cup, combine 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 3 tbls.
  • wheat germ, 1 tbls.
  • rosemary leaves, and 1 teaspoons.
  • paprika.