Traditionally, it is served hot so that the pieces of bread can be easily torn away with the fingers and eaten by hand. Sounds messy, but delicious. And totally unrelated to monkeys, but I will allow the discrepancy as it is a cute name.
So take it away, Lynda!
You know how you go to the grocery store thinking you are only going to buy milk and you end up in there for half an hour and 68 dollars later you have a buggy full of all those deals you couldn’t pass up? Ok, yes, I needed to stock up on the chocolate covered turkish delight because let’s face it……they might stop carrying it……then what would I do?
So there I am in the baking aisle and I get this great idea that I’m going to make homemade bread for my family! Yeah!! I’m gonna be like those pioneer women of the past who ground their own wheat and made their own clothes!
Yeahhh……..Noooooooo, it turns out I needed four hours to make it and it was already 9 pm at night. I didn’t think it would be such a great idea to get my homemade bread into the oven and then fall asleep on the couch, so, dejected I pushed my bread flour and packets of yeast to the side and opted for the four cans of Pillsbury biscuit dough. I was going to give Monkey Bread a try!
So, I go on to my trusty laptop computer and look on the internet for a good recipe. Turns out Pillsbury has their own right on the can but I decided to use another that I found on allrecipes.com it used more sugar and we can all use a little more sugar in our lives. Now, on to the tutorial:
Here’s what you’re going to need:
1 cup of white sugar
1 stick of margarine
1 cup of packed brown sugar
2 tsps. of ground cinnamon
A bundt pan or large round deep cake pan
One large ziplock bag
Open up a can of biscuit dough and spread them out on a cutting board. Cut each piece into quarters. Put the one cup of white sugar and the two tsp. of cinnamon into the ziplock bag and shake it up to mix it.
Add the packed brown sugar and mix with a wisk or spoon constantly until bubbling. Once bubbling you want to cook it for one minute while stirring constantly and rapidly. This is the tricky part because you don’t want it to burn or cook too long and become unpourable.
Once it’s done. Take it out of the oven and let it sit in the pan for 10 more minutes. You’re probably going to need to stand guard over it or else they are going to be sticking forks into it trying to eat. I don’t know why but it seems like a man can eat a piece of cake straight out of the oven and not burn his mouth.
Place a plate over the top of the pan and turn it over. There’s your yummy monkey bread!
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