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Monkey Pizza Bread

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Makes:12 servings

This savoury snack is a tasty twist on pizza your kids will want to make over and over again. Grabbing a bite is more fun than a barrel of monkeys!



3 cups 750 mL Robin Hood® Best for Bread Flour
1 pkg 8 g / 2 ¼ tsp instant quick-rise yeast
1 ½ tsp 7 mL salt
1 ½ tsp 7 mL granulated sugar
1 cup 250 mL warm water
2 tbsp 30 mL Crisco® Vegetable or Canola Oil


1 cup 250 mL shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup 250 mL chopped pepperoni


1 cup 250 mL grated parmesan
1 tsp 5 mL each; dried oregano, garlic powder
¼ tsp 1 mL pepper
½ cup 125 mL butter, melted
Pizza sauce, to dip


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Dough: Combine, in a large bowl, first 4 ingredients. Mix well. Add warm water and oil and beat on medium speed, 3 minutes.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead, adding more flour as necessary until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place, 30 minutes.
  4. Grease a large tube pan and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Filling: Cut dough into 32 pieces. Flatten each piece between your hands, and place 1 ½ tsp (7 ml) each shredded cheese and pepperoni in centre of dough. Close dough around filling and seal to form a ball.
  6. Tip

    Rolling station! All clean hands on deck. Your kids can stuff and roll the dough balls. Try adding in some chopped veggies for extra flavour!

  7. Topping: Combine, in a small bowl, cheese, herbs and pepper.
  8. Dip dough balls into melted butter and then roll in topping mixture.
  9. Tip

    Show your kids how the butter helps hold the topping mixture on. Set up a dipping station and have them dip the dough balls in the butter and then roll them in the topping mixture.

  10. Place balls in prepared tube pan, drizzle with any remaining butter and sprinkle with any remaining topping. Let rise in warm place, about 30 minutes.
  11. Tip

    Let your little bakers place the dough balls into the pan. They’ll love checking on the dough to see how much it’s rising.

  12. Bake in preheated oven, 45 to 50 minutes or until firm and golden. Cool 5 minutes, then remove from pan. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

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