This recipe is a variation from the one in the Great British Bake Off book how to bake. I don't think I have bought a loaf of bread since I auditioned for the Australian version. I didn't get in, but I realise that for reality TV you can't be too talented, too good looking or too nice, failed in all 3 areas, my story and I'm well and truly sticking to it.
Rosemary and Parmesan Monkey Bread
- 500g strong white flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 7g dried yeast
- 50g unsalted butter melted
- 200g lukewarm milk
- 1 large egg
- 100g unsalted butter melted
- 1 clove of garlic
- 200g shredded Parmesan
- 3 stalks of rosemary, leaves finely chopped
- Into a stand mixer add milk and 50g butter, egg, yeast, flour and salt.
- Knead into a soft dough
- Leave to rise in an oiled bowl till it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Punch down the dough and then pull it apart into about 60 little balls
- Wedge the garlic into the 100grams of butter and melt in the microwave, about 1 minute. It will give the hint of garlic without being over powering.
- Dip the balls of dough into the butter and then cheese and rosemary and put into a greased loaf pan.
- Use up all the balls making sure it looks even (ish)
- Place into a plastic back and let rise till doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Bake in a 200 degree Celsius oven for 35 minutes or golden brown.
- Loosen from the tin using a knife and cool on a wire rack (if you can resist just eating it)
- The loaf can be sliced or just pulled apart like monkeys grooming each other, perhaps use a knife that should a bit gross.