Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Italian Pull Apart Bread AKA: Italian Monkey Bread

When people talk about Monkey Bread, the most common thought is that of a sweet cinnamon desert style bread. As tasty as that is, I thought it would be fun to make a savory style Monkey Bread that would serve more versatile for lunch or dinner. Since we were having spaghetti & meatballs for lunch what better time to try my hand at an Italian version of the bread. I will admit, I did not measure any of the ingredients so I am going to use my best estimation. Not only was this an easy recipe, it was wonderfully tasty and made a great addition to our meal.

1 can Grand style biscuits
1/4 c. melted butter
2 Tblsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese (Swiss can be be substituted nicely)

Grease a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish and set aside.Preheat oven to 350*. In a separate bowl, cut each biscuit into quarters. Add Italian seasoning, garlic powder and cheese. Pour in 1/2 of the melted butter. Toss biscuits gently to coat well.  

Layer biscuit pieces into prepared casserole dish in a circular fashion; making sure to leave an open ring in the center. Pour remaining melted butter over the top of the biscuits.
 Bake for 20-25 minutes or until biscuits have completely risen and are golden brown.

Remove from oven and turn bread out onto serving plate. Let sit for a minute to let an excess butter to soak into bread.
Invert bread right side up on plate and serve warm. Bread can easily be pulled apart in to serving pieces. 

Click HERE for printable recipe

1 comment:

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

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P.S. This recipe looks and sounds so very YUMMY!