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Monkey Bread


  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Beat the water, sugar and yeast in a mixer, using the whisk attachment until the sugar completely dissolves. If you have enough time, you can wait 10-20 minutes for the yeast to activate. (You will know it has activated when small bubbles rise to the surface.)
  • Add the butter, egg, salt and flour. Beat with the hook attachment for 8-10 minutes, until the dough comes together and completely pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Dust your hands and your working surface with flour.
  • Remove the dough from the mixer, cut it in to small pieces – about 30 cm – and shape them in to small balls about 2 cm in diameter.
  • Prepare the mixture for the coating.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in one bowl and place the melted butter in another.
  • First coat the balls of dough in the melted butter and then coat them in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  • Arrange the coated balls of dough in a 28 cm nonstick cake pan with a hole in the middle. You want the balls of dough to stick together while baking.  If you don’t have a nonstick cake pan, grease with some butter.
  • Set aside for about 1 ½ hours, until it doubles in size.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside for 10 minutes to cool before turning it out.

For chocolate ganache

  • Chop the chocolate couverture in to small pieces and set aside in a bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan. As soon as it starts to bowl, pour it over the chocolate immediately.
  • Stir until the chocolate melts, is incorporated and becomes shiny.

To serve

  • Break off a piece of monkey bread, dip in to the chocolate ganache and enjoy!
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
8 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
12 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
25 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
7 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
4 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
0 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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