I posted a little preview of this test on Twitter yesterday, and immediately, everyone went, “MONKEY BREAD OM NOM NOM!” I had no idea it was called monkey bread because it’s called “sticky bun breakfast ring” in this post, but I looked up monkey bread and it is, indeed, similar, except this is way easier.
And I just so happened to have all of the ingredients, even though I haven’t been to the grocery store in like two weeks. (This is not completely my fault. I am carless at the moment until my vehicle is back from the repair shop. I am pretty sure the repair shop is just going to keep it at this point. They might as well. I have learned to survive without it… you know, until my groceries run out.)
You will note I have 3 kinds of syrup here.
Yes, that’s not strictly part of the instructions, but I’m operating on what’s-left-in-the-house. That means that there’s a squinch of maple syrup, a Cracker Barrel syrup I stole when a member of our breakfast party ordered pancakes and didn’t use his syrup, and a bottle of sugar-free syrup I bought in like 2005 when Atkins dieting was still a thing. I don’t think sugar-free syrup expires. Right?
I was a little bit dubious about this working in my style of bundt pan. I love my bundt pan. It is one of the few kitchen implements I own that makes me look like I can bake things. I make cake-mix cakes in it and I get compliments because it looks like a hurricane when it comes out, and that’s kind of impressive. But for upside-down breakfasty things? I dunno.
I was afraid all the stuff was just going to stick in the grooves, and not to the biscuits.
I took some obligatory artsy-fartsy shots because, you know, you can’t eat your food without Instagramming that shit. It’s rude or something.
And then while I was playing with filters and otherwise hipstering it up, I sort of burned the thing. Whoops.
But it’s ok, because that part goes on the bottom when you flip it over onto your serving tray, (Or, in my case, dinner plate… Come on, did you really think I would have a serving tray?)
I have to admit, it looked pretty awesome.
And I was inspired to take more food-porn photos.
I withheld judgment until I tried some. And then after I tried some, I fell upon the rest like a hungry wildebeest (if hungry wildebeests only ate sugary bready breakfasty things).
You guys, it tasted like joy. Pure, delicious joy. I am not kidding. It was really, really good. And I think that makes this my first undisputed, fully awesome, no question about it, fantastic win of a pin!
(That only took eight months.)