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Limoncello pull-apart monkey bread

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A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

Skip the French toast, the pancakes and the bagels this brunch. Instead, make a big batch of this sweet, tart and fluffy limoncello monkey bread! The only thing better than bread is covering it in homemade boozy glaze, are we right?

Limoncello pull-apart monkey bread recipe

Limoncello is a very sweet, slightly tangy and citrusy alcohol that is really popular in Italy. Paired with powdered sugar, it makes the best glaze for a super-soft loaf of breakfast monkey pull-apart bread. Because this bread pulls apart into bite-size pieces, it's perfect for a brunch buffet or to eat while watching a game!

Limoncello pull-apart monkey bread recipe

Recipe adapted from Food Family Finds

Serves about 10

Ingredients:

For the bread: 

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt

Topping: 

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick butter

Glaze: 

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons limoncello
1

Mix the yeast, milk, oil & sugar

Heat milk in a microwave until warm, about 110 degrees F.

Limoncello pull apart monkey bread

Mix with the oil, sugar and yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes, or until the yeast starts to bubble up.

Limoncello pull apart monkey bread

2

Stir in flour and let rise

Add in the flour and stir to mix up.

Step 2: Stir in flour and let rise

Step 2: Stir in flour and let rise

Cover with oiled plastic wrap and place in a warm area to rise, about 45-60 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Step 2: Stir in flour and let rise

3

Add baking powder, soda and remaining flour

Add the baking powder, the baking soda, the salt and rest of the 1/2 cup of flour to the mix and stir to combine until you have a ball of dough.

Step 3: Add baking powder, soda and remaining flour

Knead the dough on a floured surface with floured hands until smooth and elastic.

4

Separate dough into pieces

Break the dough into bite-size pieces.

Step 4: Separate dough into pieces

5

Dip pieces, layer & let rise

Mix the sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add each dough piece into the sugar mix and shake it to liberally cover the dough. Layer the pieces evenly in a greased bundt pan.

Step 5: Dip pieces, layer & let rise

Step 5: Dip pieces, layer & let rise

Pour melted butter over the pieces and cover with plastic wrap and let rise for another 30 minutes or so.

Step 5: Dip pieces, layer & let rise

6

Bake

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake the bread for about 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then carefully remove and place bread on a cooling rack.

Step 7: Bake

7

Glaze and enjoy!

To make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar and limoncello together.

Step 8: Glaze and enjoy!

Step 8: Glaze and enjoy!

Add the lemon zest and stir. Once bread has fully cooled, pour over the bread. Then, pull apart and enjoy!

Limoncello pull-apart monkey bread recipe

Step 8: Glaze and enjoy!

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