Saturday, October 17, 2015

Quick Monkey Bread (from scratch)

Sometimes you just need a hot cinnamon and sugar dessert for breakfast. Cinnamon toast is good, but a little basic. Cinnamon rolls are delicious but take a while to make. I have a monkey bread recipe using tube biscuits, but I was all out of tubes. This is my new go-to. It's a simplified version of a recipe I found here.

Ingredients (Biscuit)

  • 4 C all purpose flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1/4 C "Buttermilk" (1 cup yogurt + 1/4 milk or 1/4 C milk + 1.5 T vinegar)
Ingredients (Sauce)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon

  1. Make the buttermilk and let it sit for ~5 minutes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Add butter to non-stick saucepan on low heat. Once melted, add sugar and cinnamon, Once incorporated, turn off heat.
  4. Mix dry biscuit ingredients, then add buttermilk. Mix and turn out onto countertop. Knead until dough comes together, then roll out as if making biscuits.
  5. Slice a checkerboard pattern with roughly 1" between cuts.
  6. Add all biscuit pieces to bundt pan. Add sauce, then toss thoroughly and distribute evenly.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. After baking, let sit for a minute then turn out into a plate.