Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BAKE 52: WEEK 30


I have been wanting to make monkey bread forever, but, (much like my Pinterest boards) it's a good idea that I've never got around to.  Until now, and man!  I've been missing out!  This was so, so, SO good!  It was like the best part of a cinnamon roll--that middle part that's soft and gooey with all the right stuff.  My husband, who can control himself with any kind of dessert, couldn't stop eating these.  And even the pickiest of my picky eaters (i have a few) loved this.  It was a great recipe to have the kids help with as well.  They were excited to make a treat with "monkey" in the name, plus it involved making balls out of dough and playing in butter and sugar.  This just may become a staple at my house.
The top (which was the bottom) was really, just something special.  A glazed crown of caramelized sugar, sticky and sweet.  Heavenly.
This is what happens when I bake with my monkeys:)
And while the pieces under it were wonderful too, I think next time I will make extra cinnamon sugar and pour a little more butter and sugar mixture in between layers.  Ooh, and under.  And over and around.  Try and get some more of that beautiful caramelization going.  Also, I want to make my super yummy cinnamon roll cream cheese frosting and really slather that stuff on top before I turn the pan over.  That way the bottom is special too.   

Ahh...I could go on and on about how great these were, how much more I like making these than cinnamon rolls, how much the kids loved pulling them apart and eating them, how much I really want to make another batch today because we ate it all yesterday...
Thank you, Jenn, for hosting this week!  You can get this fabulous recipe from Jenn's blog, HERE.


  1. So glad you liked it! It was a hit at my house too!

  2. Mmmmm I want to try these with your yummy frosting recipe too!