First of all – welcome to my blog and my first post! I am glad that you are taking a few minutes to join me. I thought the best way to kick off the blog was by focusing on something I really love – cooking! And what better way to start the New Year than what I made for my guests yesterday for New Year’s breakfast. This easy to make monkey bread is delicious and takes about 10 minutes to get ready. Yes there are a few cheats involved, but when you have company that stayed over after a late night I think you deserve a few cheats!
I took this recipe from the Pillsbury site (click here for the original) and made a few adjustments (partly because I left the recipe at home when I went shopping – woops).
This easy to make breakfast is best made while alone in the kitchen so no one knows how much sugar and butter goes into it. I added apples to the mix to round out the flavours and to pretend that I was making it better for you.
· ½ - ¾ cup granulated sugar
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1-2 apples, pealed and diced
· 2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury biscuits, separated and cut into quarters
· 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
· ¾ cup butter or margarine, melted
· Pre-heat oven to 350 (I had to up my oven to about 365, but I always feel like my oven isn’t hot enough, so I would start at 350 and see how the cooking goes)
· In a large Ziploc bag mix granulated sugar and cinnamon (I used more than a teaspoon of cinnamon because I absolutely love cinnamon – so add what ever spice feels good to you). Add apple pieces and biscuit pieces and then shake the bag to coat everything in the sugar mixture.
· Place biscuit mix in a greased bunt pan (I couldn’t find mine so I used a spring form pan with a little Pyrex dish in the middle).
· In a small bowl mix brown sugar and melted butter/margarine together and the pour over biscuit mix. Give your baking dish a few taps to help the brown sugar mix get in all the nooks.
· Bake for 30 minutes + or until the biscuits are cooked through – I cooked mine for about 35-40 minutes.
· Let stand for 10 minutes and turn out onto a plate.
· I put a cookie sheet under the baking pan as some of that yummy brown sugar mix bubbled over and I didn’t want it on the bottom of my stove.
· When you remove it from the oven the sauce will look really watery – be patient – 10 minutes of resting helps to thicken up the sauce.