Maple monkey bread

Yield: 1 Loaf

Measure Ingredient
5 cups All-purpose flour
⅓ cup Sugar
2 packs Yeast
1 teaspoon Salt
½ cup Milk
½ cup Water
½ cup Butter
2 eaches Eggs
1 cup Maple syrup
1 cup Chopped walnuts

In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt. Heat milk, water and 5 Tbs. butter until very warm (120 to 130 degrees F); stir into dry ingredients. Mix in eggs and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth, about 6 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough into 32 pieces; roll into balls. Melt remaining butter, dip balls in butter. Layer evenly in bottom of greased 10-inch tube pan with non-removable bottom; ⅓ cup syrup, ½ cup nuts, 16 balls, ⅓ cup syrup, ½ cup nuts, 16 balls and ⅓ cup syrup. Cover, let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes or until done, covering with foil during last 10 minutes. Invert on serving plate.

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