Thursday, May 24, 2012

Monkey Bread Recipe

Monkey Bread

2 (1 pound) loaves frozen white bread dough (Rhodes)
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. milk (1% or more is best)
2 Tbls. butter/marg.
1 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1. Thaw bread dough in fridge for 12 hours.

2. Combine:       
                1 c. sugar
                1/4 c. brown sugar
                1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
                1/4 c. milk
                2 Tbls butter
                *Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat, cool 10 minutes.

3. Combine in shallow dish:
                1/4 c. sugar
                1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Cut each loaf of dough into 24 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then in the sugar mixture. Layer balls of dough in a 12 cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Poor warm mixture over dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 35 minutes or until dough has double in size.

5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

6. Uncover dough and bake for 25 minutes- or until lightly browned. Loosen edges of bread with a knife. Place a plate upside down on top of pan and invert onto plate. Remove plate. Drizzle any remaining syrup over bread.

Monkey Bread

So I've been into making Monkey Bread lately. Must sound good to the pregnant lady. But Britta helped me this time and did a great job! She's a natural baker!

Monday, May 7, 2012

And She's TWO!!!

Britta had a very exciting 2nd birthday! On the morning of her party, we MOVED into our new house! So that night we celebrated with both grandparents and her MN family. We had a few Minnie Mouse things since "Mimi" is just about her favorite thing in the world! (As you can see from the picture below).

Potato Head with lots of spare parts that mom and dad got from Disney!

Awesome Little People House from Grandma and Grandpa Schmidt...

And even a Shutterfly book made by Grandma! 

Yay for kitchen stuff! 

And a "Big Girl" stool from Grandma Leafblad! She uses it every day to brush her teeth! 

First thing she did on her actual birthday morning- sat her "guys" down on the stairs and showed me how old she is. This means "Two", not four in her world!

Her favorite thing to do on her birthday morning- sitting with "Mimi" with her "Gasses" on watching a "Mimi Dosh" (Mickey Mouse Show).

Birthday Waffles!  

Birthday Lunch with the girl cousins at Panera!