Beyond Bread: 3 Creative Dough Recipes That Wow

Whether you consider the Doughboy a close confidant or always bake from scratch, here are 3 recipes to help you make the most of that extra dough. From sweet and nutty rolls, to bubbly cast-iron pan pizza and savory monkey bread, these creative dishes are easy to make and a pleasure to eat.  

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    The Spruce

    Loved by kids and grown-up kids alike, monkey bread is as fun to make as it is to eat. This savory “everything” version starts with buttermilk biscuit dough balls. You’ll dip them into garlic butter, roll them in seeds and cheese, and bake it all together—then pull apart to eat! This cheesy, seeded monkey bread truly is "everything."

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    The Spruce

    Satisfy your next pizza craving with just one skillet and a few pantry items. Tuck your favorite pizza dough right into a cast-iron pan, top with marinara and cheese, then bake until bubbly. Add dried basil and a red pepper flake-honey glaze, and you’ll forget you ever knew your pie guy’s number. 

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    The Spruce

    Add “everyone’s favorite rolls” to your breakfast repertoire with these crunchy but doughy wonders. They’re studded with walnuts, raisins, and pepitas and have a light cinnamon-ginger spice. Add a sesame and sunflower seed crust, and you’ve got yourself one easy-to-make, impossible-to-forget bread.