*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Monkey Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Pat Cooley
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : American                         Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3  cup           Crisco
      2/3  cup           Sugar
    1      teaspoon      Salt
      3/4  cup           Boiling Water Or Milk
    2      Cakes         Yeast or pkgs of dry
      1/4  cup           Luke Warm Water
    3 1/2  C             Flour
    1      cup           Mashed Potatoes -- Buttered
                         With Milk Added **
    2                    Eggs
                         Melted Butter
                         ** Hint:  Boil The Potatoes First
                         So You Don't Have To Wait
                         On Them.
 
 Dissolve yeast in 1/4 C luke warm water and set aside.  Place the sugar,
 salt, and shortening in a bowl, pour on the boiling water or milk, and stir
 till dissolved.  Set aside.  After the sugar and shortening have completely
 melted, add 1 C of the flour and potatoes.  Stir and add the yeast and eggs.
  Beat well, adding remaining flour, and place in a greased bowl.  Brush the
 top with melted butter.  Allow to rise till double in size.  Stir down on a
 floured board, and knead lightly (add flour)  and roll out 1/2 inch thick.
  Cut with a biscuit cutter.   Place in layers in a tube pan.  Brush each
 layer with melted butter.  Let rise to double size again.  Bake in a 400 F.
 oven for about 45 minutes or until good and brown.  Can make ahead of time,
 go ahead and bake, and just reheat when ready to serve.
 
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