Over this weekend I made a batch of monkey bread and it was wonderful! (The Bread Bible, pg 506) I have great plans to make it again for family occasions - like Christmas morning - but the scheduling stumps me.
The proof of the sponge can be refrigerated overnight but there’s then 3.5 hours of rising time plus shaping, etc then an hour to bake. As much as I love my family, getting up at 5am or earlier on a holiday is not my idea of fun. Make that 3 am since my kids are (very) early risers.
I was pondering whether I could get to the stage of shaping the balls of dough then freezing them. I would then assemble the bread using the frozen dough balls and put it in the fridge to thaw and proof to be ready fo baking the next morning.
Anything thoughts? Suggestions? Has anyone tried this? Is there a better way to handle it?