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Buttery Bubble Bread

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Homemade bread can be time-consuming, difficult and tricky to make. But this fun-to-eat 'monkey bread', baked in a fluted tube pan, is easy and almost foolproof. If I'm serving it for breakfast, I add some cinnamon and drizzle it with icing. -Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas"
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55 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, shortening, egg, salt and 1 cup of flour. beat until smooth. stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Punch dough down. turn onto a lightly floured surface; shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Dip the balls in butter and arrange evenly in a greased 9-in. fluted tube pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter. Serve warm.


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I have made this bread countless times (got my original recipe when it first ran in Taste of Home magazine years ago), it is absolutely delicious and always turns out wonderful! My husband gets ...

i made this recipe into cinnamon rolls. it is very easy and faster than making traditional bread. nice, light and tasty.

This was really good, but extremely sweet. Next time, I will use 1/4C of sugar - maybe even less.

Fool proof recipe! This bread is always soft and delicious. I don't have to guess when it is done rising like I do with some other roll recipes. The presentation--a golden mound of rolls ready t...

I followed the directions exactly and it turned out delicious! I am surprised this recipe doesn't have lots of 5 star ratings.

This delicious bread bearly makes it out of the oven in my house.

This bread barely makes it out of my oven. The family loves it. Although it is time consuming, it's worth it!! This has got to be the easiest and best tasting bread I've ever made. Definately a ...

I just started making this recipe and so far so good. This is not hard, but very time consuming. However seems to be worth every minute. I will give a up date. I'm currently at the stage of the ...