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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?

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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.

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

2

Stir in flour and let rise

Add in the flour and stir to mix up.

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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.

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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.

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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.

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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.

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

7

Glaze and enjoy!

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

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

A tasty breakfast bread topped with booze!

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