Thursday, February 11, 2010

Monkey Bread



This is some addicting stuff. It's not the canned biscuit variety either, it uses a yeast bread dough. Totally worth it!! Confession -- D and I ate half of it over the course of about 15 minutes! Eek. And it makes a big pan. Sean would only take one bite. Kade loved it. Of course my little monkey would like monkey bread, lol!!

It starts with this Martha Stewart Recipe. Then, I tried some of the tips found on this post at Angry Chicken. And made some of my own changes.

Instead of mixing the nuts into the coating, I just drizzled some butter in the bottom of the bundt pan and put the nuts just in the bottom. Makes it easier if there are some non-nut-lovers in the household (you could also leave out the nuts completely).

I did add 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the dough itself when mixing. Love cinnamon.

And I used butter instead of shortening in the dough...just because I felt like it!

I mixed the melted butter, cinnamon and brown sugar for the coating, like Angry Chicken suggested. It worked okay, however I think I prefer to do it the regular way of coating the dough in butter, and then the cinnamon sugar mixture. Maybe. I think either way would work just fine.

I didn't bother making the icing. It was plenty sweet enough on its own, IMO. That, and my kitchen was messy enough, LOL.

Be warned, this does make a stickier dough. So don't think you've done something wrong.

Seriously. Try this. I was blog-hopping one afternoon when we were snowed in a couple weeks ago, and somehow wound up on the Angry Chicken site, and found the monkey bread post. I don't know if it's because I am pregnant (what I blame most things on, lol) or what but I just had to make this that day!!


Oh the carnage!!

Enjoy! :)

2 comments:

Christi said...

O.M.G. That looks so yummy!

Megan said...

I LOVE the fact that this version doesn't use biscuit dough - that stuff is gross!