Our neighborhood had a Christmas party last Saturday afternoon. The neighbors hosting the party wanted to have a brunch on a Sunday, but timing wise, it didn't work out, so we went to a brunch at 3PM on a Saturday! We had so much fun, and my neighbor Pauli, made this beautiful Monkey Bread. I made Baked French toast, and Pauli's husband made his famous biscuts and gravy Later on in the evening we, had appetizers and "dinner". The Brunch was a little crazy, but a lot of fun!
For those of you that don't know, Monkey bread is a cinnamon sugar pull apart bread, with balls of biscuit dough rolled in cinnamon and sugar, and layered in a bundt pan with raisins and pecans, which are optional, and then a brown sugar butter mixture is pured over the biscuit pieces . This bread bakes in to a golden pan of goodness. It is an simple quick recipe, which we all need at this time of year, and the kids would love to help. I'm sure Monkey Bread would be a nice addition to your Christmas Breakfast.. Here is a link to the recipe that Pauli used for her Monkey Bread , or you can make a from scratch version from Brown Eyed Baker's Monkey Bread Recipe
Monkey bread may be a crazy name, but according to Foodtimeline.org, there may be several explanations of the name. One, the name came about because you have to "play around with dough, just like monkeys "play" around with their food with their hands. The second one, is that to some, the bread resembles the way that monkeys gather together tightly. No one may know the real reason. I'd say pick the the explanation that you llike the best and go with it. Any way you look at Monkey Bread is wonderful! Enjoy.