I don't know how often my Mom made monkey bread for conference, but obviously it was often enough that I associate monkey bread with conference. Six months ago, I decided that I wanted to make conference day monkey bread a tradition in my own home. I emailed my sister (who I know makes it every conference) to ask her for the recipe. She uses a different bread recipe than my Mom did, but that doesn't matter. All you need is dough. So even though I will include my sister's bread recipe, keep in mind, you can use any bread recipe, or even use frozen dough, like rhodes rolls.
60 Minute Rolls
3 1/2 C. flour
1/4 C. sugar
2 Tbsp. yeast
2 Tbsp. dry milk powder
1 tsp. salt
In a glass measuring cup combine:
1 1/2 C. hottest tap water
1/4 C. oil
Gradually pour the liquid into the dry mixture, stirring. Beat (by hand or mixer) for 1 minute.
1 C. flour
and knead for 4 minutes. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
While it is rising, get two bowls.
Bowl 1: 1 stick of melted butter or margarine
Bowl 2: combine 1 1/2 cups of sugar with 2 tablespoons cinnamon.
Spray a bundt pan, and sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the bottom.
After the rolls have risen for 15 minutes, punch the dough down, and pinch off golf ball sized pieces. Drench them in butter and then roll them in the cinnamon sugar. Layer the dough balls in your pan. I like to sprinkle extra cinnamon sugar between the layers of dough balls. Let rise another 15 minutes.
Cook in the oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Dump them out and enjoy!
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