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How to Make Pizza Monkey Bread

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Have you ever had that craving for pizza, but you are sick of the same old cardboard tasting frozen pizza? Well those days are over! With my recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to make pizza monkey bread, you can be sure you have had your last boring pizza. The approximate time to make this recipe is two hours, one for preparation and one for baking. This recipe will require medium skill and patience, but with careful attention to the recipe details and the provided tips along the way, the beginner will have a great recipe to impress their friends at their next gathering!
 
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Step 1: Gather Needed Ingredients and Utensils

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Ingredients Needed
(All ingredients can be found at a local grocery store, or may be substituted for similar products.)

2 - Cans Marinara Sauce ( 1 - Preparation, 1 - Serving)
1 - Mozzarella Ball (about 8 oz.)
1 - Package Turkey Pepperoni ( You may use regular, but turkey pepperoni is much healthier.)
2 - Packages Instant Pizza Dough ( You may make your own pizza dough, but this adds a significant amount of time to the prep.)
1/2 - Cup Standard Flour
1/2 - Cup Olive Oil
1/2 - Cup Crushed Red Peppers
1/2 - Cup Mixed Italian Spices


Utensils Needed
(All items can be substituted for similar utensils)

1 - Large Mixing Bowl
1 - Bundt Pan
2 - Small Mixing Bowls
1 - Basting Brush
1 - Regular Spoon
1 - Sharp Knife
1 - Large Mixing Spoon


Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 1 Hour
jmoore453 years ago
The idea for this is fantastic, but it did not turn out like I had hoped Pizza Monkey Bread would be. I will do it again but I will change the amounts of some ingredients. For example:
- I thought 1/2 cup of olive oil was too much and had only used 1/4 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of spices.
-I found that 1/4 cup of each was still way too much. The flavour was nice, but just too much of it.
-As well the oil dripped to the bottom of the pan and made the bottom pieces very oily. Next time I will use it only sparingly and sprinkle a small amount of spices between each layer of balls
Thanks for the recipe!
rballman (author) 3 years ago
It's mainly because of the look of it when you take it out of the bundt pan! Thanks for the comments!!
WolfKodi3 years ago
Why is it called "Monkey Bread"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_bread

(no one knows for sure)
I half suspected you came up with it. ;)
I grew up with that traditional monkey bread (also called monkey brains just as frequently) as a Sunday morning breakfast ritual of sorts; most every week on Sunday (sometimes on Saturday as well or instead), we'd have monkey bread for breakfast.

I asked where the name came from, and was told "That's just what it is called..."
Oh my, I cannot imagine eating the brains of a monkey. :)