Friday, December 05, 2008

Friday Fixin's: You'll Go APE Over!

cooking monkey

This is one of those recipes that a friend of mine would always make for me or when I was coming to dinner. She would even send some on holidays to the office for our marketing get-together. It was absolutely one of the best things she ever cooked and she was quite a cook and musician. Finally she broke down and told me how unbelieveably easy it was and I couldnt believe it. Its so simple and delicious, you'll want to do it right now! Its also great for cooking with kids. It gives everybody something to do. The best part is its absolutely delicious, horribly easy and virtually NO CLEANUP! What more could you want. Voila!

EASY Nutty Cinnamon Monkey Bread

monkey bread

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
1/2 cup pecans, if desired
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Caramel Ice cream topping

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan.
2. In large plastic food-storage bag, mix sugar and cinnamon. Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and pecans among the biscuit pieces.
3. Mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
4. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Drizzle caramel over the warm bread. Serve warm.

The smell alone will melt everyone in your home. Go all the way and get some vanilla bean ice cream or fresh fruit for you health nuts and WHAMMY!!!! Everybody's happy on a chilly weekend afternoon.

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