How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Monkey Bread -- from Marilyn

She made this once for our family when the big girls were about 2 and 4.  Since then, it's a Christmas or holiday morning favorite.

For the bread: 
4 tubes of biscuits
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

1 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl or ziploc baggie.  Cut each biscuit into quarters and roll it or shake it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Put it in an angel food or bundt pan that has been sprayed well.

Mix together topping ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.  Pour this over the biscuits.  Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.  Cool for 5 minutes.  Invert onto a platter.  Serve warm.

** My family loves this with lots of broken pecan bits in the bottom of the bundt pan!!  Delish!

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