Monkey Bread

Growing up in my household, there were a few recipes that my dad would make with us kids on a regular basis. Monkey Bread was always a Sunday morning favorite. It really helps to have some extra hands around when it comes to all the cutting and coating in sugar that is required. I think this recipe is the single reason why you could always find a 4 pack of Pillsbury biscuits in the fridge growing up.

I made this when Hubby’s siblings were in town and we all enjoyed the sugary sweetness just as much as I remember from my childhood. I later found out that my younger siblings back home made it that day as well since I had to call home to get the recipe.

Since this was the first time I’ve made Monkey Bread without the help of my Dad, I did overcook the syrup a bit. It caramelized more than it should. You really want it to be a gooey sticky mess gooing out of the bread. But even the more caramelized version was delicious.

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Monkey Bread – recipe from my Dad – no idea where it originally comes from
4 cans Pillsbury biscuit (get the kind that come in a 4 pack, the small ones, not the Grands)

Sugar coating:
2/3 brown sugar – I was running low on brown sugar, so I used 1/3 cup white and 1/3 cup brown
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Syrup topping:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Spray your angel food cake or bundt pan.

Mix the sugar coating in a ziplock bag (feel free to add more cinnamon and/or sugar if you run out during the coating process). Cut the biscuits into 4 (kitchen shears work great for this). Drop the biscuit pieces into the ziplock bag and shake to coat. Drop coated biscuit pieces into the prepared pan.

Bring syrup ingredients to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, then pour over biscuit pieces. Bake for 35 minutes.

Turn over onto plate and serve while hot.

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5 Responses to “Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

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    Becki's Whole Life — November 18, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. The people in the mid-west will be in our prayers this week for sure. Your mom is lucky to have you to help:-).

    Your potatoes sound delish and I love your addition of roasted garlic. This is a great T-giving recipe particularly since it frees up the stove!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks for the prayers. It has helped a lot over the last week.

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    Shannon — November 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    this is totally cool! what a great way to free-up some space on the stovetop 🙂

    hoping things are going well with the cleanup, glad to hear your mom and Andrew are ok!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks Shannon. Can’t believe it’s been a week since the storm hit. We made a lot of progress this week, but it’s going to be a long road to come…

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    Potato Oven — December 12, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Sorry for your mom.she will be in every ones prayer mate.And second thing is this dish is really delicious and its good to be in kitchen and get some heat because of cold..jk..Looking forward for more dishes from you mate.

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