Photo: Joy the BakerBy Lynn Andriani
Did you ever want to eat something delicious so badly that you felt the urge to forego a knife and fork, and just tear off pieces of the cake/pie/roast chicken with your bare hands and devour them immediately? Cavewomen of the world, we have the bread for you. Whether you call it monkey bread or simply pull-apart bread, this treat is made to be pulled apart with your hands. Check out these three recipes, then leave the knife in the drawer and roll up your sleeves.
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Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread from Joy the Baker
Pile sheets of this yeasty, soft, cinnamon sugar bread into a loaf pan. Thirty minutes later, you're in comfort-food heaven.
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Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread from The Pastry Affair
Instead of sheets, this bread consists of little dough balls rolled in a garlic herb butter and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It's perfect served with a side of marinara or tomato sauce.
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Monkey Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze from Smitten Kitchen
If cinnamon rolls and doughnut holes got together, they'd make this bread. Packed into a Bundt pan, it looks rather fancy--especially with a shiny white cream cheese frosting. (Have many napkins ready.)
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