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Drunken Monkey Bread

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Warm, gooey and full of flavor, Drunken Monkey Bread is so good that not having it on your menu should be considered a crime. Complete with Merkts Beer Spread Cheese, your patrons won’t be able to keep their hands off this savory appetizer.

Ingredients

Portions: 1
Serving Size: 1 Order
Day Part: Lunch, Dinner
Drunken Monkey Bread:
1/2 Cup of Merkts Beer Cheese, Room Temperature
1 Tbsp. Fresh, Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Fresh Minced Parsley
2 Tbsp. Thin Sliced Scallion
8 1.5 oz. Bread Dough, Proofed
1 Dash Pan Spray
Garnish:
1/4 Tsp. Fresh, Minced Parsley
1 Dash Kosher Salt

Preparation

Equipment: Serving Vessel, Mixing Bowl
For Drunken Monkey Bread:
  1. Preheat oven to 325-degrees
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine cold Beer Cheese, Garlic, Olive Oil, Minced Parsley and combine with a fork breaking up beer cheese into small pieces.
  3. Add the 2oz. dough balls and scallions and gently combine.
  4. Spray bottom of baking dish and place in dough balls.
  5. Top with remaining ingredients left in mixing bowl.
  6. Place into a 325-degree preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or internal temperature of 190 degrees.
  7. Place on serving plate and garnish with parsley and kosher salt.
  8. Serve when hot.

Operator
Tips

Work with cold dough while preparing to make the assembly easier. Make enough per shift and ready to bake for each service

Proof the bread under refrigeration. This will make the product easier to work with while tossing with beer cheese.

You can use all types of bread such as whole grain or even Rye for a cool German flavor. Dinner Rolls are the easiest to use since the dough is already portioned.

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