Monday, March 16, 2009

my monkeys make bread

.....Monkey Bread that is. The recipe is an oldie but goodie and it was the first time the boys had ever had it so in a way it is a new recipe... for them.

Monkey Bread
4 10 oz cans buttermilk biscuits
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 up butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325. Grease bundt pan. Pour chopped nuts into the bottom of the pan. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Cut each biscuit into quarters and roll in sugar mixture. Place in pan. In saucepan melt butter and mix in brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to boil and boil 3 mins. Pour mixture over the biscuits. Bake for 35 mins or until golden. Let cool inpan for 10 mins. Turn over on plate.
I don't have a bundt pan so I used a smaller tube pan and only used 3 cans of biscuits. I did not adjust the other ingredients. We put the cinnamon and sugar mixture in a gallon plastic bag and put the biscuit pieces in the bag to coat.

The boys LOVED it!
Here is another recipe that I found but have not tried. Looks interesting!

Blueberry Monkey Bread

1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough
1 1/4 cups frozen blueberries, no syrup

For the mixture to pour over the biscuits:
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup frozen blueberries, no syrup

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly grease a bundt tube pan.
2. Mix 2/3 cup sugar and cinnamon. Cut biscuits in quarters, then roll each piece in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
3. Arrange about 1/4 of the biscuit pieces and blueberries in an even layer in pan.
4. Place blueberries between biscuit pieces, creating a mosaic effect. Repeat three times with remaining biscuits and blueberries, covering blueberries of one layer with biscuits in next layer.
5. In saucepan combine the second 2/3 cup sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and the additional cup of blueberries. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cook, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted.
6. Pour over biscuits in pan.
7. Bake for 35 minutes or until done. Lift or turn out onto a cake plate.
Make your monkeys some bread today!!


Liz, Nate, Sydney, Holly said...

oooo, these looks good, too. your blog is going to be dangerous! especially while i'm trying to be hard core about my diet...the kids look like they had fun. :)