Liz ( asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

How do you make "monkey bread"? :)?

I was watching a movie, saw someone offer it to her friends, remembered that I had it way back when and just curious as to how you actually make it.

If I remember right, it has cinnamon & sugar on/in it.

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  • Dave C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The quick answer is a sweet bread dough balls (1 to 2" diameter) rolled in cinnamon and sugar and placed in a loaf pan or a tube pan... also, called pull-apart bread in some areas.

    A quick way of making it is to use the biscuits in a can and roll those in sugar and cinnamon.

    INGREDIENTS

    3 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough

    1 cup white sugar

    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    1/2 cup margarine

    1 cup packed brown sugar

    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

    1/2 cup raisins

    DIRECTIONS

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.

    Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Shake 6 to 8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan. If using nuts and raisins, arrange them in and among the biscuit pieces as you go along.

    In a small saucepan, melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits.

    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut! The bread just pulls apart.

    Recipe where you make your own dough

    INGREDIENTS

    2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

    3 cups all-purpose flour

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/4 cup white sugar

    2 tablespoons margarine, softened

    1 cup water

    1 cup margarine

    1 cup packed brown sugar

    1 cup raisins

    DIRECTIONS

    Remove baking pan from machine. Place yeast, flour, ground cinnamon, salt, white sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and water in the order that is recommended for the bread maker. Make sure that no liquid comes in contact with the yeast. Select dough cycle and press start.

    When dough is complete, place dough on floured surface and knead 10 to 12 times.

    In a medium saucepan on low heat, melt one cup of butter, stir in brown sugar and raisins ( 1/4 cup of chopped nuts is good too!). Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

    Cut dough in one inch chunks. Drop one chunk at a time into the butter sugar mixture. Thoroughly coat dough pieces, then layer them loosely in a greased Bundt or tube pan, staggering layers so you're plopping each dough chunk over a space between two below. Let rise in a warm, draft-free spot until dough is just over the top of the pan, 15 to 20 minutes.

    Bake in a preheated 375 degree F (190 degree C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till golden brown. Remove from oven, place a plate face down in top of the pan and, using oven mitts to hold plate on pan, turn over both until bread slides out onto plate. Serve warm...and enjoy.

  • 1 decade ago

    3 packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes

    1 cup sugar (divided)

    2 teaspoons cinnamon

    1 cup butter

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    Take 3 packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes (10 per roll) and cut each roll into 4 pieces. Drop roll pieces into 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Drop sugar-coated pieces into a well buttered Bundt pan (don't squish roll pieces when placing them in the Bundt pan).

    Put 1/2 cup of the left-over sugar/cinnamon mix and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) into a small saucepan.

    Bring this mixture just to a boil; remove from heat immediately. Carefully drizzle over the roll pieces.

    Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

    Cool slightly in an upright position, then tip pan over onto a plate to remove monkey pull-apart bread.

  • 1 decade ago

    3 packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes

    1 cup sugar (divided)

    2 tsp cinnamon

    1 cup butter

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    Take 3 packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes (10 per roll) and cut each roll into 4 pieces. Drop roll pieces into 1 cup sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. drop sugar coated pieces into a well buttered bundt pan (don't squish roll pieces when placing them in the bundt pan).

    Put 1/2 cup of the left over sugar/cinnamon mix and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) into small sauce pan.

    Bring this mixture just to a boil, take off heat right away. Carefully drizzle over the roll pieces.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min

  • 1 decade ago

    Monkey Bread

    3 packages of refrigerated biscuits (pkg. of 10)

    1/2 c. sugar

    2 Tbsp. cinnamon

    1 tsp. nutmeg

    Cut biscuits into fourths. Shake in bag that contains sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg mixture. Stack coated biscuits into a tube pan.

    1/2 c. butter or margarine

    2/3 c. brown sugar

    1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

    Melt butter or margarine, Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix together well and pour over biscuits. NOTE: It's best to pour some of the butter mixture over each layer of biscuits when placing them in the tube pan.

    Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most of the answers you've received are correct. Another variation is called "Gorilla Bread". Same recipe as Monkey Bread, but don't cut the biscuits, rather take a whole biscuit and put a teaspoon of creamed cheese in the center. Fold the biscuit in half and pinch edges together. Then follow the same assembly procedure as the Monkey Bread. Yum!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Toms recipe is the correct way to make it, here is a variation, instead of regular tubed biscuits use the tubed Cinnamon rolls, its great!

  • 1 decade ago

    Borrow a monkey from the zoo, shave it, roll it in dough and stick it in the over. This will make the monkey mad so wear gloves.

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