In the USA, traditional monkey bread is prepared with cinnamon and served as a sweet breakfast dish. Our savoury version not only tastes amazing, but also makes a perfect centre piece for any breakfast or brunch table with many guests. It is not quite clear how monkey bread came by its name: some say that it is named after the fruits of the African baobab or monkey bread tree, which look a little like these dough balls...
Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and combine with the yeast, sugar and salt. Add the milk, egg and butter and knead everything for about 5 minutes to make a smooth, pliable dough. Add a little more milk if the dough seems too dry and firm. Cover the bowl and leave the dough to rise for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in volume.
Meanwhile, make the topping. Combine the thyme, garlic salt, oregano, rosemary and pepper, chopped almonds, parmesan and paprika powder in a small bowl.
Divide the risen dough into 24 portions of about
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