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A New Valentine's Day Tradition?

Published 3 months ago • 1 min read

Will you watch the Super Bowl tomorrow or celebrate Valentine's Day sometime in the next few days?

This is a party weekend at our house. The Super Bowl is a time to get together with lifelong friends. Valentine's Day is an excuse to indulge our grandchildren while giving their parents a chance to enjoy a date night.

In addition to our longtime Valentine's tradition of chocolate fondue for dessert, I'm adding a new version of my monkey bread to our dinner menu. After mixing it in a bread machine, I'll bake it in a heart-shaped pan. Of course, it's equally delicious baked in a traditional bundt pan.

Browned Butter Monkey Bread

This recipe remains true to my original monkey bread recipe, with one significant change. Browning the butter before coating the irregular dough pieces with it adds a nutty, caramel-like depth to the flavor profile. It's a treat you'll definitely want to share.

If you have a sweet tooth, consider drizzling the finished bread with caramel syrup like you would put on ice cream and serve it for breakfast or brunch.

Note: For those of you who like to bake your bread in the bread machine, I will show you how to do it with monkey bread in this post.

Happy Bakers Speak Up About Bread Machine Monkey Bread

I made this bread today and have just removed it from the oven. It is taking all that I have not to eat every bit of this. It is just lovely, sweet, and tender. I can hardly wait till my family can get to it. Thanks bunches.--KATHLEEN J.

Happy Valentine's Day,

Paula

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