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Friday, May 18, 2012

5 Monkey Bread Recipes–5 on Friday

  Lemon Monkey Bread
(from Creations by Kara)

12 Rhodes dinner rolls, thawed but still cold
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted


1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice

1. Cut rolls in half and place in a greased 9×13″ pan.
2. Drizzle with the melted butter.
3. Mix lemon zest and sugar together in a small bowl. Sprinkle HALF of the lemon sugar mixture over the rolls. Cover and let raise till doubled.
4. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top. Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from pan.
5. Combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over rolls while still warm.
    Grands!® Monkey Bread
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
1/2 cup raisins, if desired
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. 2 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. 3 In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces. 4 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.
  Herbed Monkey Bread


  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried parsley flakes, thyme, and rosemary, crushed


  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, oil and 2 tablespoons butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese, sesame seeds, garlic salt, paprika and herbs. Punch dough down. Divide into 32 pieces; roll each into a ball.
  • Drizzle 2 teaspoons butter into a 10-in. tube pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with a third of the cheese mixture. Top with 16 balls. Repeat layers. Drizzle with remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (32 pieces).

to make this Monkey Bread recipe you will need
  • 1 Tube Pillsbury Grands Flaky Biscuits 16.3oz
  • 5 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons to grease the pan and 3 to pour on top
  • 1/8 lb grated or cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 teaspoons pizza sauce
  • Any other topping you would like to add, (I added green peppers)
  • Bundtform Cake Pan

To prep your pan spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the pan then sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon dry Italian seasoning along the sides and bottom. At the top of the biscuit pull it apart, stuff the inside with 1 teaspoon sauce, cheese and toppings.
Pinch the top back together to seal it back up. Place seam side up on it’s edge in the pan. Once you have all 8 of them stuffed, pour 3 tablespoons melted butter on top

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes till top is a rich golden brown color. Take out of oven and flip onto a serving platter.

 Cheesy Monkey Bread

What You Need

2 Beef Franks, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, quartered
2 slices cooked  Bacon, crumbled
2 pkg. (11.3 oz. each) refrigerated dinner rolls
1 pkg. (8 oz.)  Shredded Three Cheese with a touch of Cream Cheese
3 green onions, chopped

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.
COMBINE first 2 ingredients. Separate rolls; cut each into quarters.
LAYER half each of the dough pieces, cheese and meat mixture in 9-inch deep-dish pie plate sprayed with cooking spray; cover with remaining dough pieces and meat mixture.
BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until golden brown. Top with remaining cheese; bake 3 min. or until melted. Sprinkle with onions.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Mexican-Style Monkey Bread - Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a Touch of PHILADELPHIA, and substituting 1 cup drained pico de gallo mixed with 1 tsp. chili powder for the franks and bacon.
Italian-Style Monkey Bread - Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a Touch of PHILADELPHIA, and substituting 1 cup drained chopped tomatoes and 2 Tbsp. sliced fresh basil for the franks and bacon.
Caramelized Onion-Rosemary Monkey Bread - Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a Touch of Cream Cheese, and substituting 1 cup caramelized onions mixed with 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary for the franks and bacon.
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