Monkey bread, tear and share bread or pull apart bread, it doesn’t matter what it’s called. The important thing is what’s inside.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 1hour
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
½cup/ 100ml Milk
⅞cup/ 200ml lukewarm water
0.5oz/ 15g Fresh yeast
3½cup/ 600g Flour
7tablespoon/ 100g Butter
16oz/ 500g Tomatoes
½cup/ 100ml Olive oil
7oz/ 200g Cheesetopping
8½” x 3″ / 22cm x 7.5cm Baking trayminimum size
Put the fresh yeast into half cup of lukewarm milk. Set it aside whilst preparing the other ingredients.
Get a big bowl and put flour, sliced room temperature butter, egg and the lukewarm water in it.
Pour the yeasty milk into a big bowl on top of the other ingredients.
Knead the mixture well until it’s even and there’s no flour left on the edge of the bowl.
Cover the bowl and leave it in a warm place for about an hour to rise. (We can put it in the 100°F / 40°C heated oven. Be careful not to turn the heat higher than that as it would kill the yeast so the dough didn't rise.)
In the meantime, prepare the filling. Chop tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and olive oil in a blender.
Pour it into a saucepan, bring it to boil and simmer it in low-medium heat for about 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Take it off heat and set it aside. Pouring hot sauce on the dough would make it gooey and so hard to handle that it would ruin our day.
After an hour waiting take dough out of the bowl onto a well-floured work surface.
Roll it into a square. Flouring underneath the dough is important as this coating will prevent it to stick down.
Cut the rolled out dough into 4x4 equal squares.
Spoon the preferably room temperature tomato sauce into each small squares.
Quickly make little dough balls out of them by grabbing the opposite corners and pressing them lightly together.
When making the balls, use a plastic scraper to help getting the dough off the worktop if it’s necessary. The dough is quite soft so try not to pull it more than necessary.
Place the dough balls into a pizza tray loose otherwise they could stick together.
Brush the leftover tomato sauce on top.
Finish it with putting grated cheese on top.
Turn on oven to 350°F / 180°C.
Whilst heating up the oven set the dough aside in a warm place to rest/raise for another 20 minutes.
Finally put the tray into the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese gets golden brown.
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