Thursday, February 4, 2010

Monkey Bread

Today I had the pleasure of going to preschool with little miss to do a cooking project with her class. The teacher invited me to come and make Monkey Bread with the class, and I love the opportunity to help out, and to see what her school life is really like.

Let me start by saying that I had heard of Monkey Bread before, but had no idea what it was. Or how it was made. Yet I still said yes when asked to come make it with the class. Because if a preschooler can do it, I figured I had a shot.

There are many different recipes for Monkey Bread, with different levels of home-made-ness, but the thing they all have in common is ooey, gooey, cinnamon-sugary goodness.

The Monkey Bread that we made today involved three cans of Pillsbury biscuit dough, cinnamon sugar, and a syrup made from brown sugar and butter. I cut each uncooked biscuit into four little pieces, and the kids helped me shake them up in a bag of cinnamon sugar. All of these little pieces were then put into a bundt pan, and topped with the syrup. This was then baked in the oven. (If you want actual measurements, google, allrecipes, foodgawker, they all have recipes, but for convenience's sake, I found a version of the recipe that pretty closely resembles what we did today, and it can be found here.)

Oh. My. Gosh.

I don't know how I made it so long not knowing about this stuff.

So. Good.

Despite not having a bundt pan, I can safely tell you that I will be making this at home.

See? I learned something new at preschool!


  1. See you need a bundt pan, lol! All the cool kids have one... okay just me and I'm not cool, lol! Now I want to make monkey bread!!!! Maybe I'll make it for a Valentines Playdate next Friday?

  2. I bought a bundt pan when i found out about Monkey Bread. Maybe you should too.


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