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Monkey Bread Whine ;-)

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HeidiH

Monkey Bread Whine ;-)

I was about to shape a boule when I spilled some oil on the counter which made the boule too slippery to shape so I decided to cut it up into little balls and make monkey bread.  It came out of the oven looking beautiful.  I turned it out of the pan and it came right out without sticking like concrete.  But then the beautiful ring of bread fell open like flower petals and now it's just little oddly-shaped balls of cinnamon covered dough.  More experimentation needed.  Sigh.  I will contemplate my next move by eating some of the little oddly-shaped balls of dough while they are still warm.  Thank you for letting me share.  hh

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mimifix

Heidi, did you use cinnamon sugar? Sugar melts as it heats up and then acts like glue to keep the bread balls stuck together. Sugar, of course, is the glue that holds society together. This opinion brought to you by a pastry chef.

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HeidiH

Can you use cinnamon without sugar?  ;-)

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mimifix

Greetings Heidi, this morning I just made a batch of dough and from that made 3 small pans of monkey bread. I first rolled each piece in melted butter and then pan #1 was cinnamon only, pan #2 with small amount of cinnamon sugar, and pan #3 with a lot of cinnamon sugar.  Results: pan #1 cinnamon only, did not hold together; pan #2 with small amount of cinnamon sugar stuck together for a minute but then fell apart; pan #3 with lots of cinnamon sugar was far better, it stayed together but as it cooled a few areas fell away.

My husband want to thank you for the impetus to bake so many pans! 

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HeidiH

Mine probably fell into the "small amount" category.  I will try with more.  My husband, too, with be pleased with the experimentation!  LOL