Monday, January 27, 2014

Italian Monkey Bread - Delicious Olive Oil Rolls

Italian Monkey Bread

I know what you are saying... There is no such thing as a monkey from Italy.   Well, that may be true, but this bread will make you swing from the vines.   It is truly amazing.   

This bread was inspired by a man I saw on the subway in NYC.   He was playing an Accordion and had a monkey collecting tips.    Only in New York City!   I think it was the 1 Train, between 34th st. and 50th st. stations.  This bread is dedicated to that man and his monkey.

So first you will need to make some of the no knead dough.   This no knead dough is so great!  You don't need anything but a spoon and a container with a cover.

Sicilian Prince's Italian Monkey Bread
Sicilian Prince's Italian Monkey Bread


•    6 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour

•    2 ½ cups warm water
•    2 Tbsp organic sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
•    1 Tbsp sea salt
•    1 packet of yeast
•    Extra Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Directions For Dough

Put all of the ingredients except the extra Olive Oil and Sea salt into the container and stir. ( Yes it is that easy )

Leave the container out for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, put it in the refrigerator overnight or longer (up to 2 weeks)

This is what the no knead dough looks like after 24 hrs
This is what the no knead dough looks like after 24 hrs
This is what the no knead dough looks like after 24 hrs
This is what the no knead dough looks like after 24 hrs
Here is the video to make Italian Monkey Bread:


Directions for Monkey Bread

Pour some olive oil into a baking dish.
Make some small balls of dough about 1 inch in diameter and place them in the dish on the olive oil.  Make them fit next to each other, so that when they rise, they will squish into each other .
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 2 to 3 hrs at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

After monkey bread has risen, remove plastic wrap and brush olive oil on top of the monkey bread.   Then, grind a little sea salt on top of the bread.   As an option, garlic powder sprinkled is always a good option.

Bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes.

When you take it out of the over, immediately brush the tops of the bread with olive oil, again.

Let the bread cool and enjoy...

By the way, this is not a low carb food!  It is definitely not on the Paleo Diet.

It is very yummy, and I am not responsible for breaking your diet.

That is my Italian Monkey Bread.   I sure hope you enjoy making this amazing Italian Recipe.

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