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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monkey Bread

Yum- hot out of the oven and ready to serve!
Carrying on in my breakfast breads theme this week...although it wasn't planned to be that way!
My husband's best friend married a lovely woman, Pat, who was kind enough to entertain us on a few occasions in both Indiana and Colorado.  She made a great breakfast treat that I had never experienced until she served it to us.  Everyone else had eaten it before...but the teen and I had not (although the teen was a tot the first time...and a new teen the 2nd time).  We both fell in LOVE with it...and then I lost the recipe she gave me. 

A few weeks back, one of those weird serendipitous occurrences ...occurred!  I was flipping through my old newspaper and magazine recipe clippings and found that I had cut out this recipe, apparently many years ago...and it was almost identical to Pat's...and it had the same name...so I was obviously drawn to it at some point in the past!  I have no memory of doing that, but hey...it's cool that it's there!

So, whether you've had Monkey Bread before...or not, you should try this recipe.  It's great when served with a big pile of crispy bacon :-)

MONKEY BREAD

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
3 cans buttermilk biscuits

Method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Coat the sides of a Bundt pan with cooking spray, butter, or vegetable oil (I use spray).
Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave. 

Mix both sugars, the cinnamon, and nuts in a gallon-size Ziploc freezer bag. 

Open the biscuits, separate and cut/pull each biscuit into four or five bite sized bits.  Drop them into the sugar mixture and toss to coat.  Place the balls in the Bundt pan in layers, drizzling each layer with a little of the melted butter.  Sprinkle the remaining sugar from the Ziploc bag over the top and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.  Be sure to let it cool for a minute or two before turning the Monkey Bread onto a plate and removing the pan.

Slice pieces to serve....or just put them in the middle of the table and pull off pieces (which is a bit messy).

Monkey Bread is fun, easy, and it tastes scrumptious too :-)  My monkeys just LOVE Monkey Bread!!!
 
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!
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