Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sticky Buns

Sticky Buns? Looks like Monkey Bread to me.
Due to the popularity of the Monkey Munch post last month I decided to see what other Jon & Kate Plus 8 recipes were out there from their reality TV show. Not a lot and very few sweet ones. I did stumble across the Sticky Bun recipe from their Christmas Show off of a fan blog which, allegedly, came off of the Gosselin’s family website.
I made this before church on Sunday for Sunday School so that it would still be warm. The recipe was easy and a lot of fun to make. No mixer required. Just like the Monkey Munch, it is another treat that involves a Ziploc bag. Make sure you have a good one because 16 Grands biscuits are heavy, and what a messy accident that would make if you had plastic bag failure. As always, I did not include the optional raisins since they are not allowed in desserts in our house. After you allow time for the bread to rest in the pan, be prepared when plating the dessert. A very hot gooey syrup will run out as you are lifting the bundt pan off of the bread. I knew it would probably happen, but my coordination was a little off that early in the morning and I lost some of the syrup as it fell on the counter.
Taste. Thick, rich, buttery, brown sugar syrup on top of mounds of cinnamon-sugar dough balls. Those would be words I would use to describe it. You can come up with your own definition when you make yours!

Sticky Buns or Monkey Bread
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired
1/2 cup raisins, if desired
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan. In large plastic food-storage 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. Mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center.(I would bake it for 37-40 minutes.) Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.


Jenny said...

This sticky bun recipe looks great! I look forward to visiting here often! Great blog!

Emiline said...

I love sticky treats like this!

I haven't watched Jon & Kate in a long time...

Anonymous said...

Kelli, Hi! Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog! These recipes look SO good - too bad Richard just started "eating right" so I probably should refrain from much baking...anyway, just wanted to say "good to 'see' you" and hope all is well with your family. Staci and Cason are doing well - she will go home Fri and he will stay in NICU for about 2 weeks. - Robin England