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Continuing in my experiments with sourdough, I created this cheesy, flavorful sourdough bread utilizing sprouted wheat flour. It’s akin to a savory monkey bread and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

CHEESY, SPROUTED SOURDOUGH ROLLS: MONKEY BREAD STYLE

Ingredients

  • Favorite Sourdough Bread (enough for two 9X5 loaves of bread) or Roll Recipe (I use this one but sub sprouted flour for whole wheat).
  • 2-3 cups grated Sharp Cheddar, or other favorite cheese
  • 3/4 cups melted butter
  • dried herbs, like Italian seasoning (optional)

Special Supplies

  • Bundt pan or angel food pan

Directions

  1. Mix all your bread ingredients together and form into a ball and let rise for 3 hours in an oiled bowl or until doubled in size.
  2. Cut the dough ball in half and set aside one half.
  3. Roll out your dough into a large rectangle.
  4. Cover with 1/3 cup butter, sprinkle on herbs if using and cheese. Make sure to go all the way to the edges.

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  1. Starting at one of the long sides, roll up your dough into a tight log.
  2. Cut dough into 1 inch slices (I use a piece of floss as shown here.)
  3. Gently brush on 1/6 cup of the butter onto all the pieces. (your hands will get pretty buttery here…)

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  1. Lay the pieces into your buttered bundt or angel food pan.
  2. Repeat with the other half of dough.

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  1. Let your dough rise for 3-4 hours or until doubles again.
  2. Bake at 375 F for 35-40 minutes. It should be very browned on top.
  3. Immediately empty the bread from the pan after baking. One or two rolls might fall off… just eat them!

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