Bible Activities, Crafts, Videos

Monday: The Bread of Life

This week we are learning that Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life” – and he gives us what we really need. Today we’re going to watch the Bible story and then make Monkey Bread to help us remember that Jesus is the Bread of Life!

Monkey Bread

Dough Ingredients

  • 4 oz (1/2 c) whole milk {but please no less than 2%}
  • 2 T. + 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1¼ tsp yeast
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • 2¼ c unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • ¼ c sugar

Spice Mixture Ingredients

  • ⅓ c sugar
  • 1½ T. freshly ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground cloves
  • ¼ c melted butter

Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/4 c.) unsalted butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • ¼ c heavy cream
  • Heavy pinch of fine salt


Gently melt the butter in the milk. Make sure it’s no more than lukewarm. [Put a drop on your wrist and if you don’t feel it as hot or cold, it’s the right temperature] Dissolve the yeast into the milk mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine the egg, flour, salt, and sugar with the yeast/milk mixture. Work and knead this dough until it is smooth and soft, comes together and is no longer tacky on the surface. Cover with plastic and set aside to rest in an undisturbed place until doubled in size.

Meanwhile, work on the spice and sauce. Simply stir the sugar, cinnamon and cloves {not the butter} in a bowl and set aside. For the sauce, place the butter, sugar, cream, and salt into a pot, melt, then set aside. It doesn’t need to bubble or reach a certain temperature.

When the dough has risen, flatten it out and begin cutting out chunks to roll into balls. Dunk each ball into the melted butter and roll into the spice mixture.

To assemble, using a bundt pan, layer beginning with just a bit of sauce on the bottom followed by a bit of the dough balls, followed by more sauce. Repeat. {Also reference video}.

Cover the pan and allow to rest for another 30-45 minutes. Bake at 400* for 14-17 minutes.

“Who Am I?” Game

Each day from Sunday to Friday we give you a clue to a person in the Bible. Then on Saturday we give you the answer!

Here’s the second clue to this week’s Bible “Who Am I?” riddle: 

2. I loved to walk in the garden.

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