Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monkey bread

When I was younger, it was always a treat when my mom would make monkey bread! The smell would fill the house and literally wake you up!

I made some for my family on Sunday. And magically by the time it was done at 8:30- everyone was up! In fact they weren't just up, they were standing in the kitchen, circling, waiting for the timer to go off! Everyone moved in closer once the pan came out. With monkey bread- you have to wait about five minutes for the melted sugar to cool. But I'm pretty sure some of my family risked burning their tongues and snuck a few nibbles.

It was enjoyed by all! Evie pointed at it with her mouth full and shook her head up and down in approval! Definitely a yummy treat and perfect for a fall morning!

Here's the recipe:

4 cans of buttermilk biscuits (any brand- the small tubes)
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1-2tbsp cinnamon (depending on cinnamon-y you like things)
3/4 brown sugar

Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Preheat oven to 350. Add butter and brown sugar to a sauce pan and simmer until you get a smooth consistancy. While the butter and sugar are melting - cut up each biscuit into 4-6 pieces. Great job for the kids to help! I use my kitchen shears and it goes super quick. Place biscuit pieces in the cinnamon and sugar mixture, roll them around until well coated. Do this in batches- it will make it easier to coat everything. Then place the pieces in a greased round bundt pan. Once all the biscuits are cut up, coated and in the pan- pour the melted sugar mixture over the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The take out and let cool for 5 minutes! Super important!!! Then place a plate or platter on top of the pan and flip. Lift the pan, admire the tower of ooey-gooey goodness and dive in!

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