Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Biscuits two ways: Pizza Bumps and Monkey Bread

Dear Ready Made Biscuit,
Thank you for being versatile and delicious
Love, Me

Have I told you yet that I am a terrible cook?
I am, I have the wonderful ability to be able to burn things, under-cook or overcook them, and I do not like touching raw meat. It's slimy, and gross.
I'm 100 % certain I have explained my issue with patience, namely that I have none. Saturday afternoon when I want to be napping and instead I have kids jumping all over me (in the sweltering muggy gross heat) I REALLY don't want to be cooking. 
The kids always win, so I needed something fast , but fun and easy.
Enter the Ready Made Biscuit.

With a little 3YO help I whipped up Pizza Bumps (for snack) and Monkey Bread (for after dinner) in about 20 minutes flat. Nom nom nom...

Pizza Bumps:
1 ready to bake biscuit tube, shredded cheese, some pepperoni chunks.
Place the biscuit in the bottom of a standard muffin pan (ungreased), sprinkle with cheese and dot with pepperoni, bake according to biscuit directions until golden brown.

Monkey Bread:
1 ready to bake biscuit tube, 1 mini loaf pan, a bit of brown sugar and regular sugar mixed up, a few hunks of butter.
Break the biscuits up in to chunks to cover the bottom of the mini loaf pan, sprinkle some butter chunks (small) over the top (about 3 or 4) and some of the sugar mixture. Add more biscuit chunks and some more butter. Bake according to biscuit directions until golden brown.

It kind of pulls apart like a McDonalds cinnamon melt, only without the frosting, or cinnamon, although.... that sounds like a good idea to try!


Emily said...

Yum yum yum!!! I always make stuff with biscuits. Another easy thing to make with biscuits are apple dumplings.

I've always wanted to make monkey bread. I forget how simple it is!

Siobhan aka Kiwivandal said...

I am exploring all things fast and delicious, cobbler and apple dumplings are next on my list, thanks for the great idea!