Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monkey bread - The shorcut recipe (52 projects #7)

 I bought a container especially for making monkey breads and cake rolls about 2 months ago.  I'd never made or ate monkey bread before, so when I went to Target and saw the pan I figured it will be perfect for a project, but I was not much in the mood for baking until today.  Now, there are 2 ways to make monkey bread for what I read (I am sure there are more variations) but there is the quick and slow method.  I was trying to do the slow one, but I was missing two ingredients so I will have to try that one later.  The quick one is as follow:

Turn your oven to 350 F, In a container mix 1 package of 8 oz cream cheese and 4 tsp of cinnamon and 1/3 cup of granulated sugar.
Then, you need 2 packages of buttermilk biscuits.  Take one at a time and make it flat.  Pour a spoonful of the mixture with the cream cheese.  Make a little ball/ bag and make sure to close them as much as possible.



In a saucepan, melt one stick of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar until it makes a gooey sauce.


Put pecans in the bottom of the mold (this is optional)

Arrange your biscuits around, they are going to overlap.

Pour the brown sugar/ butter on top of the biscuits.

Put in the oven for 30 minutes (mine took more time -about 35 minutes)

Ari and I goofing around while waiting for the monkey bread to come out.
Once out of the oven, wait five minutes before flipping into a plate...
And voila... here is your monkey bread goodness.   Now, I need to consider something more healthy... maybe a salad?  But for now, this should do :)

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9 comments:

Jane said...

Awesome! I made this a few years ago and it was so easy and delicious.

Evelyn said...

Never heard of Monkey Bread, but I bet Arianna loves it. Very cool Mother Daughter photo. Seems quite tasty. Enjoy :D

Ann said...

I love the picture of you two together. I want some monkey bread!

MrB said...

Oh. My. God. Those look yummy.And tomorrow I go back to real food. I may not be ready yet, but soon enough I will be wanting some monkey bread!

Oh Jane.........

Michael said...

The bread was delicious. Erika wanted to make this over a month ago but her other 52 projects kept cropping up first, much to my tummy's sadness. It was worth the wait!

onasilentsea said...

oh i looove monkey bread! we used to make it with my mom all the time! thanks for bringing back some good memories :-)

K A B L O O E Y said...

Hah! Just read MrB's comment and cracked up, because I was going to start the same way. (I'm a few weeks into weight watchers and was feeling deprived when I saw your post, then I read MrB's post and remembered he's fasting. So the grass is greener here, but yours is flourescent.) It looks delicious and just reading the ingredients almost made me drool. I am sipping a dark cup of coffee and I think I can hear it moaning to be accompanied by the bread.

Shelle said...

mmm this looks scrummy. it's not my kind of thing, but my crew would love it and i might even too...i'd definitely give it a go. i will link to your recipe in my sidebar, if that's ok with you.

newmumover40 (to be!) said...

MMMmmmm, yummy! And a gorgeous picture as well.