(as written by Theresa)
1/2 block of cream cheese
1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of cinnamon mixed together
1/2 stick of melted butter
A can of canned biscuits
Cut up cream cheese into several top-of-your-thumb size pieces.
Put a 1/2 cup of sugar and half cup of cinnamon and mix them together in the bowl.
Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave.
Then get out the canned biscuits (Make sure you have the table covered with something or you'll make it a mess)
Twist the canned biscuit can 'til it pops open.
Separate out all the pieces of dough.
Get a piece of the cream cheese and wrap it up in one of the pieces of canned biscuit dough.
Wrap it up and press the ends together so that it won't come open after baking it. (I know this from experience).
It should look like a little ball.
Do this with all the pieces of dough.
Next you roll the little balls in the melted butter and then dab it on the side of the bowl to make sure it's not too drippy.
Then roll the biscuit in the cinnammon-sugar.
Arrange the monkey bread pieces in a small pan, just like you would for biscuits and follow the directions on the biscuit wrapper to bake them.
Then when they're done to add extra flavor you can put some icing on them.
Here's how to make the icing:
1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
About 1 Tbs milk
Put 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar together with the milk in a bowl.
Mix well till it looks like icing.
For a little extra flavor, put in a tsp or two of some lemon almond or vanilla extract.
Then stir until all the lumps are smoothed out.
When the monkey bread is out put on the icing and enjoy!
I'm going to try to have the girls write out a recipe every week. We want to work some on our cooking skills, and having them write the recipes out in their own words (while still being accurate!) gives us some practical writing practice, too. It also gives us a chance to share some of our favorite dishes!