Recipe by canningal
"This is a vamped-up version of monkey bread. Amazingly delicious, and so tempting to the sweet tooth. If you want to be generous, the cream cheese adds some protein too!"
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2 (1 pound) loaves
frozen bread dough, thawed
1 (8 ounce) package
cold cream cheese
1 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
raisins, or more to taste
I haven't baked them yet, But I will be making this recipe and I will use a batch of dough from my bread machine. Thanks for posting!
This was hit with my family! they were asking if i could make again tomorrow. the hardest thing was waiting for it to come out of the oven.
Growing up monkey bread was filled with cream cheese and it was delicious! I'm glad to finally find a recipe with the cc. We did, however, use canned biscuits. I recommend every monkey bread lover try it with cream cheese. It is off the charts good!
*coughcoughcough* So I'm starting to write this review while the gorilla bread still has 15 minutes left to bake... MY APARTMENT IS BATHED IN SMOKE! From what I can tell the syrup is disagreeing with being baked! It hasn't fallen over the side or anything, it's literally smoking RIGHT IN THE PAN. Maybe I should have known better (?) but I've never made anything that baked with syrup. It eventually stopped smoking (about 35 minutes into the baking, ack!) but geeze, a little warning would have been nice!
It was really easy to construct together. I used a home-made dough instead of store bought (couldn't find any, and I was making regular loaves anyway, so I just snagged some of that dough). The cinnammon sugar didn't really want to stick on the dough, but I just sprinkled some on once I had a layer down to make sure it wasn't lacking. The syrup was pretty easy to make. I eventually had to bake it a lot longer (past 45 minutes; I stopped keeping track). This might have been the dough I was using, though.
Now that it's all done, it LOOKS delicious. The negative stars are mostly due to smoke. I'll update tomorrow after my family tries it and I know if it was any good!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 262
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