Lots of speedy monkey bread recipes call for a roll of canned biscuits from the supermarket’s refrigerator case. But that’s no good when all you want is a single serving. Instead, buy a package of frozen bread dough from the pastry section of the supermarket freezer. It usually comes two or three loaves to a pack. For a quick treat, you can trim off a lump of dough (a serrated knife works well), let it thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes, and then bake it with cinnamon, sugar and butter for a speedy serving of monkey bread. A lump of fresh pizza dough from the refrigerated case works well, too, and the rest will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
|1 Tbsp. butter||1/4 tsp. vanilla|
|1 Tbsp. granulated sugar||1/2 cup frozen bread dough (briefly thawed at room temperature) or pizza dough|
|1/2 tsp. cinnamon|
Preheat the oven (or the toaster oven) to 350 degrees F.
In a small ovenproof dish, such as a ramekin or a custard cup, melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces (it’s easiest to do this with a knife). Roll them into small balls and toss them in the butter-sugar mixture, turning to coat well.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until puffed and golden. Eat warm.
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