Monkey Bread!


Originally posted 2015-10-17 16:00:33.

I decided to bake, I know this is a shock, but I used to bake all the time! I am always sharing recipes on Facebook and Pinterest and never doing anything with them. That was until I saw this video  (seriously, go watch it and let your mouth water). I had to make this easy and yummy looking monkey bread recipe!

Recipe from 12 Tomatoes: CINNAMON MONKEY BREAD

Ingredients:

  • 3 (16 oz.) packages refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough
  • 2 cups (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 gallon resealable plastic bag
  • bundt pan – I did not have this….and you will see the problems it caused!

First, I ripped up all the biscuits into 4 pieces, and placed them all in a pile. I set the oven to 350 and sprayed Pam onto a casserole dish (as I said, I do not have a bundt pan). In a ziplock bag, I placed 3/4 c of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and gave it a good shake to mix it all up. I then decided that 2 tsp of cinnamon was not enough so I added 2 more!

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I then placed all the biscuit pieces into the ziplock bag and shook the bag until everything was covered into cinnamon and sugar goodness! Next, I placed the butter and brown sugar into a microwave safe bowl and started to melt it all. Per the directions, I placed it in the microwave for 1 minute and nothing happened. It took about 2 minutes to make the mixture. Once I took it out of the microwave, I noticed that the brown sugar was not mixing well with the butter and was not the same consistency or color that the recipe called for. So I added more brown sugar, and more and more, about 3/4 cup more, until the mixture looked right!

Then, I placed the entire contents of the zip-lock bag into the casserole dish and poured the butter and brown sugar mixture on top of it. I was pretty please with how things looked, so I placed the dish in the over for the recommended 35 minutes.

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I would now like to go into a tale that I call “The Importantness of a Bundt: A Ballad”:

I wanted to make Monkey Bread

But thought that bundts were silly

I had to bake it twice as long

Now I learned not to bake willy nilly

35 minutes came and I checked the delicious smelling monkey bread and found that the entire middle was uncooked. This should not have surprised me though after I thought about it, that is how this dish usually works. I as not going to call this a loss! I mixed the middle out and placed it on the sides. I put it back in for 10 more minutes and checked again. There was still some more gooey biscuits! I repeated the process 2 more times and cooked the mixture about an extra 30 minutes.  In the end it took about 65 minutes total to cook the monkey bread and there was no burned pieces! The bread was just as delicious even though it did not look really pretty. I will buy a bundt and make this again for sure!

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-Sarindre

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Sarindre
I am a 29 year old from Pennsylvania. I am married to a wonderful husband and we have two children both named after super heroes! A girl who is 4 and a boy who is 1. Most of my time is spent working, being a mom, and gaming.