Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monkey Bread

I saw this over at Pioneer Woman and had to make it. Promptly. So I did. You've already seen this shot. It's monkey bread. And it is just as glorious as Ryan said would be. It's like the biggest, stickiest sticky bun you've ever had. And it's so easy you could cry. The tears will probably be for you figure though, you will loose it if you eat much of this stuff. Because it's got so much butter in it. Which is why it's so damn good. This version of monkey bread is made with biscuits from a tube, which I happened to have on hand when PWs original post went up.

But here's the thing. In case you haven't noticed, I'm not posting the recipe. That's because I pretty much did it exactly like Ryan did over at PWC. I changed the amounts since I was making a smaller version, but other than that I didn't do anything to make it my own. Plus, I apparently forgot to take pictures of most of the prep work. Seriously, here's the keepers from the stuff I actually took. Melting butter and sugar. Good start. That's a whole stick of butter there. Pouring the butter and sugar over the pieces of biscuit. And the biscuit bits swimming in the stuff. That's it for the prep. Kind of sad. But I will make up for it by posting a ludicrous number of shots of the finished product. I got tons of these. Heh.This stuff is pretty photogenic. All that glossy caramel and sweet, sweet cinnamony bread stuff. But what I'm going to do next is make some changes and do a new post with recipes and actual instructions. You know, like I do. I just had to share this because it was so good. How good is it really? Well, see this crater in the side? I made it with my face.


28 comments:

Michele said...

You did not stick your face in there, did you??? LMAO! I hope you at least gave in a chance to cool off!

Steve and I are babysitting for his two neices on Friday. I was going to make choc chip cookies but this is so much easier! Was it still soft the next day?

Karen said...

I wanna see a pic of your face after you smashed it into the monkey bread. LOL

Jamie said...

Oh my goodness! I have to make this but I won't stick my face in it. Your post made me laugh!

Elra said...

Still haven't tried delicious looking, and I am still tempting. I'll definitely will try it. Delicious looking photo!

girlichef said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha...love it! This seriously looks too good! I just happen to have refrigerator biscuits in the fridge...hmmm, off to check out the recipe :)

Pocky said...

Ooh I've made this before. But, I must say, yours looks way better then mine did.

Wandering Coyote said...

OH MY GOD! Very fantastic, Bob! I have a recipe for this that uses maple syrup. I've never made it but now I'm going to have to dig out that recipe! Thanks for the food porn!

Bob said...

Michele: Heh, no I didn't really stick my face in it. I wanted to though. This is easier than cookie, but it doesn't keep at all. It's best eaten asap.

Karen: Sorry, can't do it. :)

Jamie: Oh cmon, that's the best part! Heh.

Elra: Thanks!

girlichef: Do it. It's the bomb.

Pocky: I bet yours tasted just as good though. :)

Wandering Coyote: Thanks! Maple syrup, huh? I bet that would be good.

Reeni♥ said...

Haha! I would do the same! I've been wanting to make this for years. I don't know what I'm waiting for. It looks beyond delicious!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, how neat, a monkey bread - I absolutely have to make one like that! Yum!

Donna-FFW said...

You are funny!! :) I saw this over at PW site also. Looks good there and looks great here. I was thinking on making her strawberry shortcake cake actually too.. Her french breakfast puffs are delicious, Ive made them many times.

caroline said...

That is so funny! I'd put my face in there too! :)

Dawn said...

LOL!
I'm with you, I'd do it too.
Gosh I bet this was good.

Jamie said...

I make monkey bread for my husband's family's Christmas breakfast every year. I make two and don't get any it goes that fast. This year, I'm buying a new bundt pan and making three.

pigpigscorner said...

I bookmarked this recipe too! Yours looks amazing and I am dying to try it.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

It looks beautiful! That would be a great bread to serve to company!

Bob said...

Reeni: It's the bomb, I can't recommend it enough.

5 Star Foodie: Thanks!

Donna: Yeah, pretty much everything she makes looks devastating. I've made several of her recipes and they always come out good.

caroline: ;)

Dawn: Heh, it was wicked good.

Jamie: That's just not right. You should totally make three.

pigpig: Can't wait to see what you do with it!

JennDZ: Totally. It's one of those things that people will think is much harder than it really is. Heh.

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

You see me? yeah I am a huge monkey bread fan! It's a southern thing!

Culinary Alchemist said...

This looks and sound much AWESOMER (is that a word?) than the recipe I have... Mine contains orange juice, which sometimes makes the whole thing a big soggy mess.. I MUST try this... Sounds excellent for feeding hungry coworkers!!

noble pig said...

I just died and went to heaven!

ImStuffed said...

monkey bread must be in the air!! and now that I've seen or heard it mentioned at least 3 times in the past couple of days....guess what my plans are sometime this weekend!! YUMMY!! Love the stuff.

Justine said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Im in australia and not sure if we have cans of biscuits? Does anyone now what can be substituted?
thanks ;-)

Anonymous said...

I got the recipe from PW and made it just like it said - FANTASTIC!! Just like everyone else, I was picking at it before it even came out of the pan! I would actually recommend NOT using the Grands biscuits and going for the smaller ones. The Grands biscuits leave the chunks too big, and they dont allow as much of the cinnamony mixture to get into all the little cracks and crevices! I pulled it out of the oven last night around 6pm and it is now gone at 8pm the day after! People couldn't leave it alone!

Kevin said...

That gooey monkey bread looks really good!

Maddy said...

Where can I find the recipe for this?!

Bob said...

Maddy: The name "Pioneer Woman" at the beginning of the post is a link to the recipe. Enjoy!

slbbw said...

The first monkey bread I ever made was with frozen dinner rolls. I've also used frozen loaves that I snipped into rolls with scissors. The concept is the same, but we always put it together the night before we wanted to bake it. I usually just stuck mine in the cold oven. Next morning, it's puffy and perfect. Bake and there ya go. We often added nuts with the butter and brown sugar mixture AND a package of regular vanilla or butterscotch pudding. Gooey, sticky, sweet, nutty, yeasty wonderfulness!!

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