Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Dutch Oven baking. There may be no sweeter words in the English language, especially during the summer months, than these! What is it about baking amazing dishes and tasty desserts in these cast iron beauties, that gets us all excited and giddy inside? Whether young or old, I think we can all agree, everything tastes better baked up in a Dutch Oven.
That's probably the reason why we were led to today's recipe. Monkey bread by itself is already a delicious treat families across this country absolutely love. But bake the whole thing in a cast iron cooker and you've got a dish no one will be able to resist.
Whether laid across some hot coals by the campfire, or baked up at home in the oven, this Dutch Oven Monkey Bread is mouth-watering, taste bud tantalizingly good. And why? Because we baked it in a Dutch Oven! Grab your apron and let's get baking!
3 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
1 3/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp SAF Yeast
1 1/2 cup Warm Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Butter, melted
First, prepare your dough.
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and yeast, and whisk together.
Add water and, using your Danish Dough Whisk, whisk together ingredients until a sticky dough forms.
Place dough on floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
Dough will be ready when it is soft and smooth. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise for an hour.
While dough is rising, add sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl and whisk together.
Once dough is risen, punch down and remove from bowl.
Cut dough into small pieces, a little smaller than a baseball.
Roll each ball in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Stack each ball in your Dutch Oven. Pour your melted butter over the top. I lined mine with foil, just so that I could pull the monkey bread out easily, without any mess.
Once in, bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. If you choose to bake it on hot coals, cook time should only be 15-20 minutes.
This bread bakes up warm, gooey, sweet, and oh so delicious! The Dutch Oven retains the heat so well and gives the dish that perfect added flavor and texture. You won't be able to eat just one! Bake this up for any summer or family gathering and watch them fly out of the oven!
Everything is better in the Dutch Oven, especially these delicious Monkey Bread!