Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monkeying Around at 2nd Breakfast

Hobbits are good-natured, hospitable comfort food-loving folk, so it should come as no surprise that the warm buttery bakery dish known as Monkey Bread (or Bubble Bread) should feature prominently in their second breakfast preparations.  Here is a super simple recipe, made especially enticing as it includes the rich homey flavor of butterscotch.

Butterscotch Monkey Bread 

  • 1 bag of 24 (or so) frozen dinner rolls - dough 
  • 1 box (3 3/4 oz) butterscotch pudding mix (not instant) 
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) 

  1. (At night), arrange frozen rolls in greased bundt pan. 
  2. Sprinkle dry pudding mix over rolls. 
  3. Over low heat, cook the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts until sugar is dissolved and bubbly. 
  4. Slowly pour over rolls. 
  5. Cover TIGHTLY (it will rise and may overflow) with foil and let stand on counter overnight (on plate or cookie sheet in case of spillage). 
  6. (The next morning), uncover and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until edges are a bit browned. 
  7. Let stand 5 minutes. 
  8. Then carefully invert over serving dish. Pull apart and enjoy!