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Buttery Bubble Bread Recipe

Buttery Bubble Bread Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1. In a large 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 237 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Buttery Bubble Bread

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Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"Easy to make and tasty."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

"I love this recipe, perfect for Sunday morning !"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"This sounds delicious and would Love to make for Easter.. Can I prep up to the baking point, and refrigerate a couple days without baking, and bring to room temp and bake on the day needed? Hope someone reasds and comments quick Thanks"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"Love this recipe, I've been making it for years! It is easy to halve and bake in a loaf pan. Also I only use 1/2-3/4 of the butter called for in the recipe. Delicious!"

Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Nice texture, comes apart easily."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"We've been making this recipe for holidays dinners for years. Sometimes we cut back on the butter just a little bit."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This is so easy and the kids love it."

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"This is one of the best tasting bread recipes I've ever had. I took it to a bible study dinner and every one loved it with our supper. I've also used the dough recipe to make cinnomn rolls that was great too."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"Really good- everyone loved. Just like monkey bread from my childhood."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"My family loves this delicate and delicious yeast bread. Although it takes a little while to make, it worth it every bit when it comes perfectly from the oven."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"I got this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine years ago and it is a family's delicious and when my kids are here for the holidays it's a MUST HAVE!!!"

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