Monkeying Around the House
Those silly monkeys reached into the "vintage" section of the recipe folder and pulled out a recipe I haven't made in over 30 years.
Monkey bread is made from sweet yeast dough that is formed into balls or odd shaped pieces, dipped into melted butter, and then layered in a tube pan for baking. For a sweeter version, many would dip the pieces of dough into melted butter and then a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. A savory version would be dipped into the butter and then parmesan cheese.
Also known as bubble bread or pull-apart bread, monkey bread is basically yeast rolls that combine during baking. The name may come from the fact that the connected rolls resemble the branches of a monkey puzzle tree. But I like to think the name comes from the fun of gleefully pulling apart the loaf right at the table. Kids find it to be great fun!
We've a fresh
brewed pot of coffee.
I'm using the set of Macassar spoons from Singapore that were a gift from Mary @ Across the Pond. You can now find Mary at her new blog, A Breath of Fresh Air.
Coffee mugs are by
American Atelier in the Monkey pattern.
The monkey cachepot
is by Kaldun and Bogle.
The small plates are
Limoges by Philippe Deshoulieres.
The service plate holding the bread is English Floral by Spode. I like the woven motif on the rim that matches that of the cups.
So go ahead and
pull off a piece for yourself.
Can you smell the aroma of fresh baked yeast bread? It's right out of the oven. I didn't make mine with cinnamon and sugar, so have a little orange marmalade to sweeten it a bit more.
Those rascals have
tossed the cups about . . .
and knocked over the
Barrel Full of Monkeys.
Looks like Izzy has
even popped in for the party.