So if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen these pictures already. I had planned to get this written and posted right away, but life happens and now we are here.
My mini chef’s made Monkey Bread y’all, and it was amazing.
Sure I did all the premeasuring, ut that was more for Hannah’s sake than Kenzie’s. It’s far easier to keep a keep a 4 year old interested when all she has to do is dump things into a mixing a bowl.
She was not super excited about working the butter into the dough with her fingers though. If she can’t pound her hands in and make flour fly all over the kitchen, it’s just as much fun.
Kneading the dough was far more up her alley. They may have worked it a little too much, because the bread balls were a little more dense than expected, so be careful if you make this with your littles.
And what is the best thing to do after rolling dough balls? Attack Sissy of course! Poor Kenzie was a little caught off guard.
Next step is rolling the dough balls in melted butter, and then covering them in cinnamon and sugar before setting them in the bundt pan.
The cinnamon and sugar melt into a gooey glaze while the bread rises in the oven. It is also supposed to make all the balls stick together in a pull-a-part style loaf.
Ours did not quite stay together when we pulled it out of the pan. Oh well. It tasted yummy and that’s what matters. We splurged and ate some while watching the cartoon version of Aladdin. Then Kenzie and Rob had a couple pieces the next day with their coffee. A couple days later my boys came over and finished it off for dessert.
This recipe that we used to make the bread can be found on Taking the Florida Plunge. It also inspired our movie choice that evening.
So tell me, what are your favorite things to cook with your kids? Do you just have them help you in the kitchen, or do you follow their lead and let them pick the recipes to learn?
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