Thursday, July 23, 2009

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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jCam said...

Mmm I love monkey bread!

Jessica Segarra said...

That looks so good! I am going to have to try this soon!

Memória said...

This looks yummy! I love making monkey bread with homemade dough. To make it even richer, you could use leftover brioche dough. I have tried using the Artisan Bread in Five minutes recipes to make it quicker and easier. YUM!!!

Lovely photos.

Amy Kingman said...

looks delicious! Mmmmm!

madebymel said...

I LOVE monkey bread! I can only make it for company or I will seriously eat the entire pan!

oneparticularkitchen said...

You are killing me with those pictures! That looks amazing.

newlyweds said...

I just posted about monkey bread also. Love the stuff, here is my link if your interested.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE monkey bread, yours looks great!!

Ingrid said...

We L-O-V-E monkey bread! I've been making it for my children for several years now. I've also made monkey bread muffins which is the same thing but baked in muffins tins.

Lee said...

My family used to make monkey bread when we were growing up too! YUM!

Mermaid Sweets said...

I have yet to make this, but this looks amazing. Love the new blog look.

alexandjess said...

I know I'm about 3 months behind, but I saw this recipe in your "Blog Recap - Big Hitters" post and added it to my list of things to try. It only took me a month and a half to get to it ;).

Like you, I made it on a Sunday morning as a suprise for my husband and he loved it!

I blogged it here, if you want to check it out:

Thanks for sharing your fun recipe!


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