This weekend I decided to try a new recipe that I found on Pinterest. I have seen lots of recipes for various types of Monkey Bread on Pinterest but none really excited me until I saw this recipe which called for cream cheese.
The recipe seemed simple enough, using tubes of refrigerated biscuits, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and cream cheese. I appreciate a recipe with around 5 ingredients that I am able to pronounce and locate easily in the grocery store. There is also a better chance I will actually make a recipe if it has about 5 ingredients.
Since my mom planned a fun filled day for Saturday, I decided to prepare the Monkey Bread Friday afternoon to save time in the morning. The recipe was easy to follow and had lots of pictures illustrating each step. I will not make a recipe if there is not at least one picture.
The only part I got hung up on was the biscuits. The recipe says to cut the discs of dough in half. This was a joke. Instead of possibly losing a finger, I opted to tear the biscuits in half and reshape as needed.
After covering the dough with the sugar mixture I felt like I must’ve misread the recipe. It seemed like way too much sugar and I even didn’t use all of the mixture. I was a little worried about how it would turn out, especially since I was letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator.
After I took it out of the oven I could see the sugar had caramelized nicely.
Of course the recipe makes it seem so simple; just invert on to a serving platter. Fail. The top layer fell out and I ended up scraping out the bottom half from the pan.
Oh well, presentation isn’t everything. I just grabbed a couple while they were warm and they were quite delicious. Even though the recipe is classified as breakfast, with all the sugar and cream cheese it is more like a dessert. Yum!