Herbed Potato and cheese Monkey bread

Manjula from Desi Fiesta challenged us to make breads for last months home bakers challenge. She had a version of sweet pull apart bread but since the family loved savory breads, I had to make some changes. 🙂

So what is this monkey bread? It is a bread that one eats like a monkey eats fruits from the trees.

You shall need:

For the dough-

3 cup… All purpose flour [plus some more for dusting]

1 tbsp… Salt

2 tbsp… Fresh yeast  [or 1 tbsp dry active]

2 tbsp… Butter

1.5 cup… Water

For the filling:

3 … boiled potatoes

1 cup… Cheese [I used mozzarella]

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tbsp.. Chilly flakes

2 tsp.. Oregano

2 tbsp… Fresh corriander

Some bread crumbs to sprinkle on top


  • Knead the dough like this.
  • Keep it on a big bowl and cover with a wet kitchen towel.
  • Let it rise for 1.5 hrs.
  • Punch it down and make ping pong ball size dough balls out of it.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling.
  • Flatter the dough ball and add a small amount of the filling to it.
  • Cover the filling with the dough and seal it well.
  • In a greased bread pan/rectangle pan/bundt pan/cake pan, arrange it properly.
  • Repeat for all the dough balls.
  • If there is extra filling, put it in between the dough balls.
  • Let it rise again for 30 min.
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for 20-25 min.
  • When 15 min are gone by in the baking cycle, brush with an egg wash and sprinkle bread crumbs on top.
  • For the last 5 – 7 min, bake on both the rods on. This shall give the top a nice color.
  • Serve with love.



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