Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monkey Bread


After a long baking break, we are back in the kitchen. The holidays baked it out of me. I felt saturated with chocolate (not such a bad thing) and worried that if we ate much more, we’d all turn a milky-way brown.

That said, what really prompted me to get baking again was guilt. Yep, I full on admit that I succumbed to the guilt. I picked up two extra days at work and am therefore two more days away from my kids. Colkie was having a rough time with this. So one day, while he was at school. Roo and I made this monkey bread for Colkie. I left it on the table with a note telling him to share. I just knew he would enjoy the after-school snack.

Well, he shared alright – with his two-year-old sister and the babysitter. His brothers never knew it was there. Neither did Hubby. I asked him when I got home from work if they liked the monkey bread. He had no idea what I was talking about. But, when I pulled back the covers, I found a thank you card from Colkie.

It read,
Thanks for the food bread. It was good. I wish I could do something nice for you. I love you.

To make the bread use my bread recipe. You can find it at: Instead of rolling it into a loaf shape, I cut it into small squares, rolled them in butter and then a sugar/cinnamon mixture, then pile them in the bread pan and let them raise like normal. Cook for the same amount of time.

Once the bread has cooled, just a little, dump it into a serving platter. Cover it with glaze (see recipe below) and enjoy!

3 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 pound of powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients and drizzle over bread. If the glaze is too runny, add more sugar. If it is too stiff, add more milk.

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