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9.03.2011

Monkey Bread


   Sorry for the lack of posts this week. Our whole family has been sick with colds. Needless to say, it's not been fun. At all. When I'm sick, I have no desire to cook, clean or do anything. My house looked like a tornado hit it, so the thought of blogging just didnt seem right. The only thing that sounded appealing was laying on my couch watching re-runs of the MTV Music Awards, and wondering why Lady Ga Ga is such a weirdo! 

   I'm happy to report that were all starting to feel normal again, and my house is looking halfway decent, so I thought I'd hurry and share this yummy Monkey Bread recipe. This was the first time I have made it. It reminded me of just a really simple way to make semi-homemade cinnamon rolls. They turned out very delicious. I think these would be perfect to make for a holiday breakfast!


Monkey Bread

24 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls
1 small box of Vanilla Pudding mix (not instant)
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 stick Butter, melted

Glaze:

1 cup Powdered Sugar
3 Tablespoons Milk


DIRECTIONS:  Right before going to bed, or about 10 p.m., spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray. Place all 24 frozen rolls into the pan. Mix dry pudding mix, brown sugar and cinnamon together, and then sprinkle evenly over the frozen rolls.

Pour the melted butter all over the rolls, trying to cover all of the sugar. Cover with saran wrap thats been coated in cooking spray, and cover rolls. Let stand overnight on counter until morning. Rolls will be all risen. If they are overflowing above the top of the pan, gently prick the tops to deflate a little bit. Place bundt pan on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and let stand while you mix glaze ingredients. Gently turn bundt pan upside down to remove the monkey bread onto a serving platter. Drizzle with glaze and serve warm!

(If making these for a dinnertime dessert, just prepare as directed atleast 5 hours in advance to allow time for the rolls to thaw and rise)



16 comments:

Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

I seriously need to try this!!!! looks fabulous!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

My family adores monkey bread. I make it differently, it's basically the same thing. We have it every year on Christmas morning. My boys request it on their birthdays as well. Yours is making me drool!

Mandy said...

Lady (or Sir?) Gaga is definately in her own world. I wondered the same thing watching the MVA's. I have a recipe similar to this called Sticky Buns on my blog. It uses butterscotch pudding instead and it's my favorite breakfast food!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

I've made a different version of this before, but I love the idea of adding a glaze to it! It looks so delicious.

I have to say...I love Lady Gaga's weirdness! I thought her performance was awesome, although the cross dressing confused me a bit :)

- Maggie

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This is the first time I heard to put the bread dough in frozen...that is such a great idea. How easy to prepare the night before and then just pop it in the oven in the morning! How convenient for the holidays :) I can't wait to try this, thanks!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Glad you're all feeling better! The monkey bread looks really good- that would make anyone feel better in short order. :)

Concetta said...

I am so glad you are feeling better - I look forward to your posts and to see what you are cooking up!

This recipe looks amazing - thank you so much for sharing!

Have a great weekend.
<><
Concetta

Marina @ Yummy Mummy said...

Glad to hear you're all on the mend. It's just not fair for us mommies to get sick when we have so much to do! These sound so simple to make, and everyone loves monkey bread!

Libby said...

Yummm! Monkey bread is definitely a holiday favorite here :) We have colds going on at our house too :( Sooooo not fun! I am glad y'all are starting to feel better :)

Deborah said...

I LOVE monkey bread!! I hope you are all feeling better!

Carolinaheartstrings said...

Sorry to hear you were all sick. Same at my house a week of all of us coughing and hacking, This recipe looks so fantastic. Cannot wait to try it. I personally think lady gaga is a man!

Aarthi said...

yummy yummy

Val said...

Monkey bread makes my soul happy!

We Are Not Martha said...

I absolutely love monkey bread and this looks fabulous!! Hope you're all feeling better :)

Sues

claire said...

MONKEY BREAD IS MY FAVORITE! i grew up eating it every saturday... so delicious!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Yep - I'm done for. The craving has begun. Now I must make monkey bread. :)