Saturday, June 5, 2010

Monkey Bread anyone?

When I was in high school I loved to make Monkey Bread. It was "my thing" to cook. You certainly don't need lots of cooking abilities to make it so I'm not boasting. I tell you this in order to set up my Money Bread story. I married very young and my cooking ability was limited. We did not go hungry by any means but our variety was rather limited. And throw in the Pizza Hut at least once a week and any other various restaurants and I didn't really need to cook that often anyway. Fast forward about seven years. I was in my humble kitchen pulling out all of the ingredients to make Monkey Bread. It had been on my mind and I decided to treat my girls to my famous treat. While cutting my canned biscuits in quarters my phone rang. It was my sister. She was calling to ask if I remembered that cake I used to make when in High School. You know - that pull apart cake. Ahhh, Monkey Bread. Why yes I most certainly do remember. She wanted the recipe. She also wanted to make a Monkey Bread. That very same day I was making one she was thinking about it and wanted to make one.

So - just in case you are curious - here is my famous Monkey Bread. I'm certain I did not create this recipe - but I did tweek it. I always tweek recipes. I usually tweek because I don't like all the ingredients. Rest assured I like ALL of the ingredients in this simply delicious recipe.

4 cans (cheap) biscuits - Quartered
Cinnamon sugar - enough to roll each biscuit in
1 to 1 1/2 sticks butter (I use the real stuff) Melted
Pecans (if you like them) about two hands full

Spray a bundt pan. Sprinkle some pecans in the bottom of the pan. Roll each of the biscuits in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place in the bottom of the bundt pan . Pour a little butter over the layer and continue with this process until you have used all of the biscuits. Pour any remaining butter over the biscuits. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes (no real clue on the time!) Turn onto plate and dig in - don't cut - just pull apart and enjoy the hot buttery treat!

Cinnamon Sugar - Cost is crazy when you buy it already mixed. I keep an old spice jar labeled Cinnamon Sugar. When I make the Monkey Bread I mix some cinnamon and sugar together - what's left I simply pour into my spice jar and use for cinnamon toast at a later date!


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1 comment:

Cristi said...

Thats so pretty. Looks delicious.