Especially on hot summer days one or the other barbecues several times a week. A Monkey Bread Party Bread would be just the right thing to bring a breath of fresh air to the table.
The bread is very easy to bake and will most likely bring a surprised smile to your guests’ faces.
17.6 oz. (500 g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/4 cups (290-300 ml) lukewarm water
For the filling:
2-3 garlic cloves
2-3 tbsp. chopped herbs (chives, parsley, dill, oregano, etc.)
1/2 cup (120 g) butter, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
some cayenne pepper (optional)
1 package mini-mozzarella (about 4.4 oz. net weight)
For the topping:
2 tsp. white sesame
2 tsp. black sesame
1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
1/4 tsp. granulated onions
some salt & pepper
1 egg for brushing
In the beginning the dough is prepared. This takes a little longer due to the rising time, so you should prepare it first. We recommend the mixing bowl set marla, consisting of two different sized mixing bowls with splash guard. This is perfect for making the dough and filling the bread.
First mix flour, yeast, salt and sugar in the large bowl mariella. Then you add oil and lukewarm water and knead everything into a smooth dough in about 5 minutes. Knead it once more briefly with your hands, then put it back into the bowl mariella, cover it with the accompanying lids and leave it to rise in a warm place for 45-60 minutes.
While the dough is rising, peel the garlic cloves and press them through a press. Chop the herbs and then mix everything with the soft butter. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper (optional) and place in the refrigerator until you want to use it again in the small bowl mariella.
Grease an ovenproof dish (springform pan, casserole dish etc.) or line it with baking paper.https://www.keeeper.com/produkt/mariella/
Place a smaller ovenproof dish in the middle, in which the dip will later be presented.
When the dough has risen nicely, knead it once again briefly on a floured surface and then divide it into about 30 equally sized pieces. Form the individual pieces of dough into flat slices in the palm of your hand and then place either some herb butter or a mozzarella ball in the middle of the dough slice.
Pull the dough all around the filling and then press it together to enclose the filling. This is the surprise at your barbecue party.
Form even balls and arrange them around the small form. Cover the dough balls again and let them rise for about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
To give the bread a little more taste and appearance, mix the sesame seeds with garlic, onions, salt and pepper for the topping. Brush the risen dough balls with beaten egg and sprinkle with the topping. Bake for about 28-30 minutes until everything has a nice golden brown colour. Take them out of the oven and let them cool down a little on paolo, the practical cake container with air holes. As a dip in the middle, you can use pizza sauce, cheese sauce or tzatziki – and your Party Crasher is ready!