I saw this delicious looking loaf of bread on I’m hungry and decided it would be a good idea to try it, with tweaks of course. Being lazy I used spelt flour instead of a gluten free flour and started the involved process. The result: Rich, flavorful, herby, cheesy (I used 3 times as many herbs and threw in a cup, yes a cup of grated parm) and buttery. I was so excited to eat this bread. It is a pull apart loaf so I pulled a few pieces off and gobbled them up. Lesson learned: This bread is too rich for me. I felt so icky after eating it as it was so ladden with fat. Two sticks of butter folks and 1 cup of parm. It was over the top. My dear BF loved it. After I sat around moaning that the monkey bread had to go and that I never wanted to see a bit of it again, he said, you always feel that way after eating really greasy food. I do I asked? Yes, you do. Why don’t you feel icky I asked? He says, because I eat this kind of stuff all the time and I thrive on it.
So, give it a try if you want but if I were you, I would skip the parm and use less butter (keep the herbs tripled). Those first bites were pretty good. In fact, I could probably look the bread in the face now, knowing what I know. Thank goodness I can’t. I sent it with the BF to work to torture his coworkers with it. Saved from a second death.