Pull-apart Bread

Otherwise known as Monkey Bread. Being a child I always called it Pull-apart because, well, you pull it apart for individual servings. You can serve it for breakfast like a cinnamon roll with a light glaze made from powdered sugar and milk.

The best advice I can give you for this is to make sure you don’t over bake it, which is easy to do. When I make mine, I cook it for exactly 30 minutes and it comes out perfect.


  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 Tbs. yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 45 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Pull-apart bread 1


In a stand mixer, stir together evaporated milk, hot water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes to activate yeast.

Add egg, butter, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Using dough hook, begin mixing ingredients on a low setting. Mix until flour is incorporated. Add remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from side of bowl and is only slightly sticky. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 12 hours or until double in size.

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