Friday, June 23, 2006

Monkey Bread

I'm working in the pediatric ambulatory clinic this summer. Many of the kids who come in are there for a "well child" visit. If they truly are a well child and are toddlers, these kids are ALL OVER the place, just like monkeys. Thus, in honor of the little "monkeys" that I work with this summer, I present for your tasting enjoyment (visual enjoyment if you just like dreaming about how the food would taste!)...monkey bread.

I have seen much debate over the name of this treat. It's been from monkey bread to bubble bread to pluckin' bread to (according to Paula Dean) gorilla bread. I am a bit partial to monkey bread. From what I understand, the name comes from the method of eating it. You pick off the pieces just like a monkey would!

This version comes from my mom's friend in Virginia.
Monkey Bread

4 10-pack biscuits (There is a 4 pack that Pillsbury sells fairly inexpensively that is perfect for this)
3/4 cup sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Cut biscuits in quarters. Combine sugar/cinnamon. Put in a bag or bowl with a lid. Add biscuits and shake the bag. Place biscuits in a greased bundt pan.

Melt the margarine. Add sugars and stir. Pour this mixture over the biscuits. Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool. Invert onto serving plate and go to picking like a monkey!

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