Twice as Nice Tuesdays is a new feature I would like to introduce here at the blog. I was looking through my blog recently and realized that I have a lot of recipes that should get a 2nd look and showcase them again. So today I am looking back at a dish I made over a year ago...
October 2011 I wrote: Monkey Bread may be a new concept to some folks, but Pillsbury has been promoting this recipe using their biscuits in a tube for a long time. This is actually my second attempt at making Monkey Bread. The first attempt tasted good, but I made a big mistake by not using a bundt pan and most of the middle was an unbaked mess. So I had to pull it apart and bake it again. The "monkey bread" concept was thrown out the window and I morphed it into a delicious Cinnamon-Apple Bread Pudding. Well, that turned out to be a fantastic mistake so I am not upset about making it. : ) Yesterday I made my second attempt at baking this fun treat. I had a bundt pan as suggest so off I went. It's such an easy recipe, but this time I added some chopped apples to give it a real Fall flair. It was almost magical when I turned the pan over and this amazing looking dessert popped out. I mean I really said, "Wow... look at that!" Unfortunately 1/4 of the inside of the monkey bread was still not baked through so I pulled those pieces out and baked them for a little longer. It still tasted great, I just think it's a flaw in Pillsbury's baking instructions. I am going to give some suggestions for baking at the end of the recipe to avoid this from happening. So if you find yourself in the possession of some tube Pillsbury biscuits, I urge you to try this recipe, the taste certainly won't disappoint you!
2 Tubes of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
1 cup of brown sugar
3/4 cup of melted butter
1 1/2 tsp of powdered cinnamon
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs of white sugar
2-3 medium granny smith apples (peeled and finely diced)
Optional ingredients: raisins, walnuts.
Tbs of white sugar and 1/2 tsp of the ground cinnamon. I did this in a ziploc baggie because it was easy to mix without making a mess.
baggie and then add 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon.
Note: It's best to mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl first so it evenly covers the biscuits.