Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Morning plus Monkey Bread

Just some pictures from our Christmas morning. :)

Adley had fun unwrapping her presents and she did it pretty well. These next few pictures of her unwrapping a box make me laugh. 

Our morning also included this : 

We had already started picking at it. yum yum! 

MONKEY BREAD! warm gooey goodness! 
I got this recipe from my momma who got it from a friend of hers. It is wonderful! I only made a half recipe for our Christmas morning since it was just us, and that would have been fine for 4 people. Do not do the math, you will be depressed at how many biscuits you can eat when they taste like this! 
Monkey Bread
4 cans (10 count) biscuits
1 cup cinnamon sugar
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Grease a bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make some cinnamon sugar to your liking. Cut biscuits into fourths, and roll in cinnamon sugar. Place 1/2 biscuits into pan. Cook butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in sauce pan. Pour 1/2 butter mixture over 1/2 biscuits in pan. Add remaining biscuits, pour remaining butter mixture over biscuits in pan. Bake 35-40 minutes. 

**bundt pan is not required, any pan will do. I sometimes even use a casserole dish or the bundt and a casserole dish, it cooks a little more even that way. With a bundt pan, you might get some gooey biscuits in the middle.. especially if you use 4 cans. In case you are wondering.. 8 count biscuits do not work as well for this. They are thicker biscuits and the outside will look done but the inside will be gooey and some won't be cooked. 
**Also if you only do a 1/2 recipe, you can put all the biscuits in the pan and pour the butter mixture over top. It makes it's way down through the biscuits no problem. 
This makes a pretty yummy New Years' Day breakfast too!