Saturday, August 11, 2012

Easy Monkey Bread

This is the perfect breakfast treat for weekend mornings. learned how to make this when I was kid when I used to go over to a friends' house after school. Sometimes I would end up having a sleepover there on Friday night and this is what they would make on Saturday morning. My recent addition is making a little extra sauce for the top. I think a lot of people have their own variations but this is how my neighbor friend's made it and it reminds me of being a kid and watching Saturday morning tv. It's not an exact recipe, you can just eyeball it and it will turn out tasty every time.

2 cans of those cheap buttermilk biscuits
about 4 tablespoons of butter
about 3 or 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
a couple of squeezes of maple syrup

Preheat oven to whatever temperature the can of biscuits tells you.

Cut biscuits into quarters withe kitchen scissors or a knife. Arrange blobs of butter in a circle around the edge of a pie pan. Sprinkle about 2 or 3 tablespoons of brown sugar over the butter. Squeeze the maple syrup over the brown sugar going around the pan 2 or 3 times. Arrange biscuit quarters over the topping in a ring. It is supposed to appear like a braided "monkey" tail (hence the name monkey bread).

Put about 2 tablespoons of butter, about a tablespoon of brown sugar, and a squirt of maple syrup into a small microwavable dish and heat until butter melts. Stir and spread over the dough with a pastry brush. I prefer silicone pastry brushes since they won't suck up any of your yummy sticky goodness.

Bake somewhere between 10-20 minutes, or until golden brown and biscuits are cooked when toothpick is inserted. Serve and enjoy immediately. Makes enough for 2 people and a toddler (if you even feel like sharing any ; )

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