Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays

 So I've decided that I'm going to start doing a "Tasty Tuesday" blog post every week. Each week I will add a favorite recipe of mine (and hopefully a picture) that will range anywhere from cupcakes to chicken. Enjoy!

 For our starter week I'm going to include a recipe for Monkey Bread. I made this for the first time for our New Years morning breakfast and it turned out delicious! I took this recipe straight from the Pioneer Woman Cooks website (and have included the link). So all of the pictures, except for the final picture of my monkey bread, will be pulled straight from her website.

From left to right we have:
* Brown Sugar // 1/2cup will be needed
* 2 sticks of butter (1 cup)
* Bundt Cake Pan * Cinnamon // 2-3 teaspoons
* 3 cans of Buttermilk Biscuits (the non-flaky ones)
* Sugar // 1 cup

Now before you do anything…go ahead and preheat that oven to 350? You’ll need this in about 10 minutes.
* BWOP!! * — That was the sound of the biscuit can popping open. You didn’t know I was a sound effects master, did you? Now open up all three cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.

At this time you’ll want to combine the 1 cup of regular sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon. I use 3 teaspoons of cinnamon and this gives it a fairly strong cinnamon flavor. If you’re not so hot on cinnamon, cut it back to 2 teaspoons. Dump these into a 1 gallon zip bag and shake to mix evenly.

Drop all of the biscuit quarters into the cinnamon-sugar mix. Go ahead…all of them. Yes, they’re sticking together right now, but just trust me.

Once all the biscuit quarters are in the bag, seal it and give it a vigorous shake. This will get all those pieces unstuck from one another and nicely coated with the cinnamon-sugar. You might have some excess sugar left over and that’s okay.

Feel free to eat one of these now. I won't look.

Spread these nuggets out evenly in your bundt pan. I suppose you might want to grease this pan before doing this, but I’m pretty sure the gallon of butter we are about to add will keep it safe. Un-greased always works for me.

At this point, you’re going to want to melt those two sticks of butter together with 1/2cup of brown sugar. This can be light or dark brown sugar.

Stir together over a medium-high heat until the two become one. Sure, you could do this in the microwave, but it would be way less cool.

Once the brown sugar butter has become one color, you can pour it over the biscuits. Try to avoid sticking your finger under this heaven-sauce as it’s really, really hot. (*Knows from experience*)

At first…it’s going to look like too much. It’s okay though.
Did I mention that this is not a low-calorie snack?

Bake this @ 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes until the crust is a deep brown on top. It should like like this.
If you have the willpower, allow this to cool for about 15-30 minutes before turning it over onto a plate. If it doesn’t slide right down onto the plate, give it a few love-taps until it plops. It’ll hold.

So there's the Pioneer Woman's Monkey Bread recipe! I hope you enjoy it!
Here's a picture of how mine turned out...


  1. It's absolutely delicious! We usually always have it on holidays...or when I'm feeling like an oinker. Haha!

  2. uhhh this looks heavenly!!!! I will most definitely be trying it out soon. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks absolutely freaking delicious!! I just hopped by your blog and I'm now bookmarking this post and following you - I look forward to more yummy posts and learning more about you and your family!


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  5. Yum yum! I love monkey bread but have never actually made it...I will definitely be using this recipe in the future!

    P.S. Thanks for following my blog..I'm your newest follower!

  6. Ok I've never made this or ate it but I am heading to the store in a bit and I will be purchasing all the ingrediants to make this! :)

  7. It's incredible! I hope you enjoy it!