Last week, I finally decided to try another dough recipe out of my Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a day book. I chose Brioche simply so I could make caramel sticky buns. They were delicious! I would have taken pictures; however, it was a bit of a mess (visually). The dough rose so much that two buns jumped out of the pan, so I had to change pans mid-baking, which lent to some funky looking, yet totally delicious rolls. As much as I love to share my flops, I may have in fact dove into these rolls before I could even take pictures. Go figure.
For the second go ’round on the Brioche dough, I decided to make monkey bread! I followed the recipe that the book authors posted on their website, but cut the dough portion down a bit (considering what happened the last time!). I used 1 lb of Brioche dough rather than 1.5 lbs.
When I pulled these out of the oven, I knew I had done a very great thing today. And, I’m thinking these may become a Christmas morning staple! I look forward to our kids anticipating Christmas morning because of monkey bread! How fun would that be?
Each individual piece pops off to a light, caramel cinnamon puffed dough. I am having a hard time not eating it. In fact, when I finish up this blog, I may or may not go each more.
Out of respect for the authors, I won’t be posting the recipe. I highly recommend getting their book. I made the dough in less than 10 minutes this morning, spent another 15 rolling it out, and it baked for 40 minutes. If I can do this, clean the kitchen, make dinner, breastfeed and care for an almost 6 month old, and shower and get dressed all before 3 pm, you know it’s got to be easy!!
Plus, just look at that caramel!!