I was SO disappointed that when I made this easy monkey bread it was a flop… :( All was going well until we went to eat it and the middle was not cooked.
It all took place at Easter when my parents were visiting me and I got my Mom to help me assemble this treat for Easter morning. I mean, we only had to fill the Bundt pan with premade dough… how hard could it be?
Monkey Bread (here is the recipe I used that I got online) Use with discretion! ha ha – maybe just cook it longer!!!!
4 12-ounce cans regular-size flaky biscuits (such as Pillsbury)
2/3 cup sugar, plus 1/3 cup
1 tablespoon cinnamon, plus 1 tablespoon
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut biscuits into quarters and roll into balls. Combine the 2/3 cup of sugar and 1 T. cinnamon in a shallow dish. Roll the biscuit balls in the cinnamon-sugar. Place the cinnamon-sugar-coated balls in a greased Bundt pan, sprinkling some of the cinnamon-sugar over the balls occasionally while filling the bunt pan.
Melt the butter with the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Warm, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Pour the melted butter mixture over the top of the biscuits balls in the Bundt pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top of the bread is golden and caramelized. Remove from the oven and let sit at least 5 minutes. Unmould the Monkey Bread onto a cake plate. Slice and serve.
Yield: 12 servings
I decided to share this anyway, because I think it should have worked fine. Problem number one was I could NOT find regular size biscuits in the store so I bought these;
I used 2 of these instead of 4 cans of the smaller biscuits. I figured they would work out to be the same in the end…
We followed all of the steps. Did we put too many dough balls in the pan? I obviously did not cook it long enough but I am not sure how I would know it was cooked through. Thirty minutes was not nearly enough!!! The top layer was fine. I tried to salvage it by putting it back in the pan and cooking it longer, but it had lost its shape and just wasn’t as appetizing. Should I have used a higher temperature? or maybe cooked it for an hour?
HAS ANYONE OUT THERE EVER MADE THIS? I am open to tips and advice.
I’d love to try it again…