Monkey Bread was something I always heard about with Cub Scouts and campouts. I tried once to make a “lighter” version..yeah Monkey Bread with very little butter is not great! Our Fall Campout this yeard had some full on Monkey Bread made in the Dutch Oven (I so want one now!), and it was good (plus crazy easy)! This Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Camp Dutch Oven, 8-Quart would be one I would want. I don’t know if I want the 8 quart or a 6 instead, but the flat top is a must to put coals on. The even better thing is that is preseasoned! I have heard about the stench of seasoning one of these!
So we go snowed in last week..Three Snow Days plus a weekend. We did not go crazy, but we did start using up whatever I had in the house.
I had three tubes of small biscuits plus margarine, brown sugar, and cinnamon perfect things for any Monkey Bread recipe.
I went to my Happy Place otherwise known as Pinterest. There are lots and lots of Monkey Bread recipes and varieties. The basic idea is biscuits, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar for one in a Dutch Oven or ones in your traditional oven.
Even after coffee I am not a morning person! I could not see myself getting up and doing this so we did it the night before.
I used my Bundt Pan (no nonstick spray or anything added)
3 cans of small biscuits
2/3 cup sugar (around that)
Cinnamon (I don’t measure..just pour and see if it looks good)
The kids got busy cutting the biscuit dough into quarters.
The next morning I melted the 2 sticks of butter (microwave) and put in the 1/2 cup of brown sugar and poured that on it and baked it until it seemed to longer be doughy inside. At 350 it’s going to take at least 30 minutes to 45 depending. My pan was filled about 2/3 full, and it did puff some but still plenty of space for an even larger batch.
I noticed it was very dry on top and all the gooey was at the bottom. Next time I think I will do it the camping way and cut up the butter and put the pieces on top of the dough and sprinkle the brown sugar on top of that. Or leaving the foil on top next time.
It did help to stir it up some, and the leftovers had the most topping and were really good! It did reheat like a dream the next day as well.
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