Monkey Bread. What an interesting name. Even more interesting, however, is what you can do with this versatile style of recipe. It can be made sweet or savory. Sweet monkey breads are more common but I wanted to make a savory one for a potluck dinner this past weekend. My college friends and I were getting together for our book club and we were each bringing a dish. I noticed that my friend was making a spaghetti bolognese so I wanted to make something to accompany it; my boyfriend suggested a savory monkey bread. Having never made one before, I was curious to see what the process and results would yield…and needless to say, no one was disappointed 🙂
Monkey bread is simply prepared biscuit dough cut into quarters and rolled into balls — and then given the royal treatment with whatever fillings, oils, dips, spreads, etc. you might be using. Easy and yummy! My two favorite qualities in a recipe 🙂
Rosemary, Lemon, & Parmesan Monkey Bread
- 2 16oz. cans refrigerated biscuits (8-count each)
- 1/3 c. olive oil
- 6-8 sprigs of fresh rosemary, minced very small
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
~ Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. You will *preferably* be using a 8″ bundt pan for this recipe but feel free to substitute a tube pan or something of similar size if you don’t have the bundt pan.
~ Open your biscuit cans (I got one each of regular buttermilk biscuits and flaky butter flavored) and separate so you have your 16 biscuit rounds. Cut each round into quarters. Roll the quarters into small balls. Simple 🙂
~ In a small bowl, mix together your olive oil, minced rosemary, lemon zest, lemon juice, black pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk together with a pastry brush. Brush the inside of the bundt pan with this divine mixture. It smells so yummy!!!
~ Roll each individual biscuit dough ball in the oil mixture and place it into the bundt pan. Stop every so often to sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top of the dough balls.
~When you have completed coating all of the biscuit balls in oil, sprinkle Parmesan all over the top! <3
~ Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is crusty golden brown. I would recommend putting a baking sheet underneath the bundt pan as sometimes the olive oil can trickle over the side during the baking process.
~ Pull apart and enjoy with your next meal!!