This morning my sister and I woke up before everyone else and made Monkey Bread. She cooks/bakes like me. These measurements are estimates.
2 1/2 sticks butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup sugar with cinnamon
2 to 3 pop open biscuits (12-20 ea)
1 tsp vanilla
|Cooking in the Copper Chef Square pan|
We had two stations going. One for the caramel topping and one for the bread processing. (You can also use frozen bread.)
|Starting at the Bread Station|
I cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. If you use (thawed) frozen bread the pieces aren't quite as consistent.
|Cut biscuits in quarters|
1 stick of butter was melted for dipping. (I melted 1/2 stick later because there wasn't quite enough.)
|Butter for dipping|
Then we prepared sugar and cinnamon. We mixed about a cup at a time.
Ready for a roll in the butter then
|Moisten bread with butter|
A dip in the cinnamon sugar. To me this is the puttsy part. It is a good thing that I like doing puttsy things.
|Roll in Cinnamon Sugar|
While I was preparing the rolls, Tabatha was making the caramel. She put the brown sugar on top of the butter.
|Topping station: adding the brown sugar|
Then she added the ice cream and started cooking it. I'm not sure how long.
|Don't forget the ice cream!|
She said that she heats it until it hits the right consistency.
|Start melting to make caramel.|
Once it is all liquid, she adds a teaspoon of vanilla.
|A pure flavor|
Then she brings it to a boil. By this time, it is turning the color of caramel.
|It is caramel!|
We turned off the heat and put the bread on the top. Gently we scooped the caramel over the top.
|Add the bread and mix it around..,|
We covered the bread up getting ready to bake it. We baked it between 35 and 45 minutes.
|Cover and bake|
We tested it by pulling out a center piece to make sure that it was cooked through. Then we carefully flipped it onto a plate.
|Monkey bread fresh out of the oven (before it is flipped)|
This was hobbit breakfast one. My stepmother rinsed out the pan and made hobbit breakfast two (ham and eggs with cheese.)
|The hobbits 2nd breakfast|
|You can make Monkey bread when you are too tired....|