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American style biscuits and how to make monkey bread out of them! :)
Bring a little Americana into your kitchen, the biscuit emerged as a distinct food type in the early 19th century, before the American Civil War. African American cooks created a quick, easy and cheap to produce addition for their meals that required no yeast

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  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you will need for the biscuits, for the English out there I used strong bread flour and plain and it worked just fine :)

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add all dry ingredients to your mixer..
    both flours
    salt
    baking soda
    baking powder

    blend for a few seconds to combine.

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add butter and shortening (suet) blend until it looks like sand

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then add your buttermilk until the mixture comes together into a soft ball of dough.
    So that is your basic American style biscuit dough, you can just cut it into small rounds and have plain biscuits but I am going to make monkey bread with mine! As follows......

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pre heat oven to 175oc
    Grease a pan, I didn't have a regular bundt tin so used this one which worked fine.

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add 1 cup of white or brown sugar plus a teaspoon of cinnamon to a bag, toss in your cut up pieces of biscuits and shake until they are well covered.

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once covered take the out of the bag and place in tin.

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 8
    Step 8

    In a small saucepan melt 1/2cup of butter with 1 cup of brown sugar, add a little vanilla to taste.
    Save a little back of this mixture to drizzle over when cooked.

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pour the mixture over the biscuits and cook for 30-35 minutes

  • How to bake a loaf of monkey bread. American Style Biscuits And Monkey Bread - Step 10
    Step 10

    When cooked drizzle of the remaining butter/sugar mixture, I also added Pecan nuts, it is Monkey bread after all! Enjoy warm with your monkey :)

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Kelly B.
Kelly B. · Jonesboro, Arkansas, US · 1 project
I remember making this in high school, always my favorite day in home ec.
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Claira
Claira · 10 projects
I have been having a USA theme in my kitchen lately, cooking with cup measurements are so much easier! Happy
Big love to America ♥
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
I think you did this just right. Thanks for showing the USA some love! I will be making these!!
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Pinocchio
Pinocchio · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 30 projects
oh my god, i love monkey bread :O it's so bad for you, but it tastes so good >3<
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