Sunday, February 20, 2011
Drunken Monkey Bread
Maybe I should explain though because monkey bread sounds pretty weird. Fun, yes, but also weird. The premise is that balls of dough are so thoroughly coated in a buttery, sugary syrup that they will stick together while baking but be easily pulled apart. It's really easy and fun (and preferable I would say) to eat with your hands here. Similar to a monkey.
I got this recipe from Good Housekeeping which says that this serves 8 people. I think the four of us who enjoyed this devoured it entirely. It was the only thing we had for breakfast though and we were moving my stuff to a new apartment.
1 16 or 16.3 ounce tube of refrigerated biscuit dough
1/4 cup of raisins
3 Tbsp whiskey
3 Tbsp water
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp butter
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a microwaveable bowl, mix together the whiskey, water, and raisins. Microwave on high for 2 minutes then set aside. Cut the individual biscuits into quarters and roll them into balls (32 balls total).
2. In a large skillet, cook the raisin mixture, brown sugar and butter together on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add the balls of dough. Stir to coat.
3. Transfer to an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and bake for 35 minutes or until golden. Let cool five minutes before inverting onto a plate.
Posted by Trine Bean at 9:47 PM