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Old 01-02-2011, 12:28 PM   #11
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My monkey bread was a disaster. I suspect the bisquick substitute. I baked it for 26 minutes and it looked done. The balls were undercooked inside. The outside of each ball tasted good. So, I scooped it all into a souffle dish and put it back in the oven. I checked on it every ten minutes for close to an hour. It didn't get burnt, but it didn't get cooked inside the balls either. Well, some did, but not most. Whole grain wheat flour shouldn't make that big a difference.

I will try spreading them out on a jelly roll pan and baking them some more.

Was I supposed to press down a bit on the balls before baking? They didn't stick together. When I cut a slice all the monkey balls separated. Yes, DH and I are referring to this culinary mess as monkey balls.


Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if the flour change is the culprit.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:44 PM   #12
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Monkey Bread is meant to separate...to be eaten by grabbing a cooled ball. It's named Monkey bread, because you are supposed to look like monkeys sitting around and grabbing at it. OOK OOK!

As for the baking time...no ideas.
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Monkey Bread is meant to separate...to be eaten by grabbing a cooled ball. It's named Monkey bread, because you are supposed to look like monkeys sitting around and grabbing at it. OOK OOK!

As for the baking time...no ideas.
Okay, that's what I thought. Lucky Trim's last photo show a slice. When I tried to put a slice on DH's plate, all the balls rolled apart and off the cake serving utensil (what is that called?). Me to DH, "Your balls fell off."
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Okay, that's what I thought. Lucky Trim's last photo show a slice. When I tried to put a slice on DH's plate, all the balls rolled apart and off the cake serving utensil (what is that called?). Me to DH, "Your balls fell off."
Armadillo, Roadkill, Monkey Balls Sounds delish.
Seems like you have all the food groups covered except for dairy. Waiting for the next episode.
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Armadillo, Roadkill, Monkey Balls Sounds delish.
Seems like you have all the food groups covered except for dairy. Waiting for the next episode.
My DH doesn't like zucchini, chunks of eggplant, or chunks of tomato that aren't really well cooked, so I don't make ratatouille any more. But I did with the ex. We called it "rat stew".
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Okay, that's what I thought. Lucky Trim's last photo show a slice. When I tried to put a slice on DH's plate, all the balls rolled apart and off the cake serving utensil (what is that called?). Me to DH, "Your balls fell off."
Poor DH!
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I just remembered: for dairy there's a coarse term we substitute for curds (rhymes with curds). We use it when the milk or cream has gone off and we don't notice until after it's in the tea or coffee. "Oh phooey, there's milk ____ in my tea."
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I just remembered: for dairy there's a coarse term we substitute for curds (rhymes with curds). We use it when the milk or cream has gone off and we don't notice until after it's in the tea or coffee. "Oh phooey, there's milk ____ in my tea."
Yup, that would do it, but you need a dairy item that is actually edible

Thanks for the laughs. Feels good.
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Poor DH!
He wasn't too thrilled by it either
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The original recipe I used didn't make "balls" of dough, but rather sort of "noodles" (now you have to remember it was easily 30 years ago). You took the dough, and sort of rolled it between you hands until you had something 1-2 inches long, then squished (that's a very scientific, technical term) in the butter sauce. and baked. So you got these odd-shaped, crooked pieces of bread.
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