California dispensaries offer a host of delicious edibles and treats but monkey bread is easy and delicious to bake at home.
The smell of a warm baked bread is enough to tempt you to try this recipe at home and you can easily use your favorite California marijuana strains in this bread.
But before we get baking let’s see where this bread originally comes from.
Monkey bread, monkey puzzle bread, cinnamon Rolls, bubble loaf, sticky bread, or Hungarian coffee cake are just some of the names that this delightful breaded treat goes by. And before the 1950’s, this bread was predominantly known as ‘Arany Galuska’ which means golden dumpling.
The origins of monkey bread date back to the Hungarian households in the 1880’s and the sticky treat made its way to America along with Hungarian immigrants. Once in America, Hungarian and Jewish bakeries began opening up and delicious treats like this golden monkey bread became a household name in America by the 1950’s.
The bread is traditionally prepared using balls of sweet yeast dough. After the dough balls are swirled in melted butter, sugar, pecan pieces, and cinnamon it is then placed in the oven at an exceptionally high heat. When eaten while still warm, the bread pieces can easily be torn apart with the fingers. Because of eating the bread in this way, as a ‘finger food’, the traditional ‘Arany Galuska’ became to be known as monkey bread across America.
There is another monkey bread, in which the yeast pieces are dipped in warm butter instead of the cinnamon and sugar. But the name stuck to the sticky Hungarian desert and today ‘monkey bread’ is the pieces dipped in cinnamon and sugar.
Whether you choose to dip your monkey bread in cinnamon and sugar, only butter or all three is up to you. Both are delicious and the perfect recipe to turn into a baked edible.
Choose any one of your favorite California marijuana strains from California dispensaries and get baking to get baked!
What ingredients you will need:
- 6oz room temperature Cannabutter (you can make your own or purchase from cannabis dispensaries in California)
- ½ pound melted cannabutter
- 3 tbs brown cane sugar and cinnamon mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 ¼ tsp yeast
- 4 ½ cup flour
- 1tsp salt
What equipment you will need:
- 9-inch ring cake tin
- Butter knife
- Bread tin or any container that the bread can rise in
- Board dusted with flour
- Baking brush
What you will need to do:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Put a small amount of milk in your mixing bowl with your yeast. Stir these two ingredients until the yeast has mixed in and dissolved with the milk.
- Take 2 of the eggs and beat them into the mixture. This will create air bubbled inside the mixture which helps the bread to rise.
- Pour in a little bit of milk at a time while you simultaneously add the sugar, salt. And flour to the mixing bowl. Ensure that the milk is added slowly and in small amounts.
- Mix the ingredients well. Ideally, you want the dough to become smooth. Once the dough has reached the desired consistency, add your butter. The room temperature butter should be cut into small pieces and kneaded into the dough so that it softens into the dough.
- Place your dough into the bread tin and allow it to rise for approximately one to one and a half hours. The dough should rise to double its original size.
- Once the bread has risen, remove from the tin and roll out onto the breadboard.
- Roll the dough into a cylinder shape.
- Cut the long dough into pieces. It is best to cut the dough into equivalent pieces. Once the pieces have been cut (you should have about 12 equal pieces) roll them into balls.
- Dip each ball into the remaining cannabutter.
- Place each ball into the baking ring. Remember to leave a little bit of space between the balls for further expansion while they bake.
- Leave the balls in the ring to rise for approximately 30 minutes.
- Once they have risen, brush the surface with the egg white of the third egg.
- Now your monkey bread is ready for the final step! Place the baking ring into the oven and leave to bake for 30 minutes. Check the bread after 25 minutes, and leave it for the remaining 5 minutes if it needs a little more time.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy warm!
This traditional golden treat is now both gold and green! Enjoy with friends on a cool winter morning or simply wake up and bake this monkey bread.