Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Brunch.....

My in-laws where nice enough to invite us over for brunch on Thursday... with other family get-togethers to rush to @ 1.... we were excited to spend some time with them & after talking it over its going to be a Working family tradition.
Now, I know I have admitted before that I'm not the best baker. But I thought I would give it a try & make something NEW to bring with us:

Monkey Bread:
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cans buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
1/2 cup raisins, if desired
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large food-storage plastic bag, mix sugar and cinnamon.

Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces.

In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.

Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm with butter.

Also try Paula Deen's, Herbed Monkey Bread

Hubby rating: good 8

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you travels were safe & you were able to share time with loved ones.....Keep on Cooking!!


  1. Joe is a huge fan of Monkey bread! His family has been making it forever, their recipie is a little different than this one, but similar. Good stuff, and pretty easy to make! I'm not much of a baker, either, but I can make this! Happy (late) Thanksgiving!

  2. I didnt turn out that great.. i would love to try their recipe if they would share! Happy thanksgiving to you too... see you next week?