Buttery Bubble Bread
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 237 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Apr 7, 2019
This was really good when it was warm, fresh out of the oven however it became the consistency of day old bread when it cooled. I’m wondering if I had used butter rather than shortening, it would have stayed soft longer? I would also cut the sugar in half, it tasted like cinnamon rolls without the frosting. Everyone loved the monkey bread effect though! I’d make it again with a few adjustments, thanks for sharing!
Apr 5, 2018
This was very good. Didn't make any changes first go round, but probably will next time. Oh, Shannon, not all fluted pans are Bundts! Just clarifying that.
Apr 5, 2018
A very good recipe love it ??
Jan 25, 2018
sounds like a brioche... minus the shortening of course... never used it in any bread ever, don't know why you can't use butter for this. Also why would you need to grease the Bundt... is the correct word for this pan... if you're dipping each piece in butter?? seems a little much, that's why they look a little burnt. I would not bake them for so long at such a low temp. I would call this recipe butter buns in a bundt... sounds better :D
Jan 14, 2018
I freaking love this bread. I make the dough in the bread maker and go from there. I make double and triple batches because in this house they are eaten as fast as they come of the oven
Sep 25, 2017
Delicious, I add lots of feta and my kids love it.
Aug 14, 2017
My kids and I loved this. We used butter for the shortening and the rolls were soft, dense, and rich. Yum!
Apr 7, 2017
I have a question instead of a review. Can the dough be made in a bread machine instead? I am no longer able to knead breads so I try to do the dough in my bread machine.
Apr 7, 2017
I have not made this yet, and would like to know how many dough balls to make.
Apr 6, 2017
A half a cup of sugar seems like a lot for this recipe. Is it sweet?