MONKEY BREAD

The fruit of the baobab tree is called monkey bread. The fruit is eaten as is or to make a drink, it's flesh is dried and ground into flour, and the leaves dried and crushed for flavoring. Even the pulp of the tree is sometimes eaten.

Monkey bread is also a sweet yeast bread made by taking small balls of dough, usually dipped in melted butter, and overlapping several of them in a pan (usually a tube or round pan). After the dough is allowed to rise, the balls of dough cling together to form a solid loaf, which after baking, are easily pulled apart. Frequently, raisins, nuts, sugar and cinnamon are added.
 

 

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