Friday, September 11, 2009

Why I Declare Y'all ... It's Good Enough to Eat!

Something I haven't done very much of lately is bake. I love to bake. I also love to eat what I bake. Thus the reason I haven't been baking very much. I tend not to have any self control in the area of sweets sometimes. Or all the time. Like I can wipe out and entire pan of Rice Krispie treats by myself within a 24 hour period. Or less. Just ask my family.



But yesterday morning I had a hankerin' for somethin' special. Actually, I've had this particular hankerin' now for almost a month. Broken ankles are not conducive to hankerin's. But now that I'm more mobile I just couldn't hold off anymore. Nope. I had to bake. And I had to bake yesterday morning.



Do y'all know what Monkey Bread is? Well the recipe I made was Monkey Bread .... on steroids.



It's called Gorilla Bread and the recipe came from Paula Deen.



I bet y'all felt your arteries seize up just now at the mere mention of her name, huh? Yea, me too. Actually when I typed her name I do believe my heart contracted a little. And my cellulite jiggled in celebration.



Anyway.



This stuff is to DIE for (hopefully not literally!) it's so good!!! If you have some sort of brunch or ladies get together to attend and need to bring a dish ~ This. Is. The. One. I'm not kidding. People will luuuuuurrrrve you for it and then you will become epic. People will start saying, ' Ooooo, I hope Michelle brings that Gorilla Bread!'. You will, in fact, become a food icon at the local Baptist church.



I'm not gonna post the recipe. Mostly because I'm a little lazy and don't feel like typing it out. But all you have to do is go HERE to find it. Easy as that! But the other reason I don't want to post the recipe is that I'd rather just feed your eyes.



Pictures of fattening food. It's a whole lot less calories, my friends. But a whole lotta fun to post!


First there's the canned biscuits sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar ...

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Oh yes, my friends. That would be a square of CREAM CHEESE in the middle ...

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Oh, the marriage of the stick of butter and the cup of brown sugar ... mmmmm....
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And we wrap up those little cream cheese surprises because they are a gift, my friends!
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Then the layering begins. The recipe calls for walnuts, but I'm allergic, so I used almonds. Love me some almonds! Use whatever nut you feel like. I bet macadamia nuts would be incredible in this! And add an additional 3,ooo calories. But that's neither here nor there.

The first row of our little gifts ...
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Mmmm...mmm....and a little of that butter/brown sugar marriage goin' on ...
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The second layer that finishes with more of the caramel-like sauce and more almonds ...
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Pop it in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until it gets golden and bubbly ...
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Let it sit for about 5 minutes and then invert it onto a cake plate. Stand back and cry like a baby at the confection you just created.

Can I get an Amen?!
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Looks good enuf to eat, dudn't it, ya'll?!?! (That's totally a word. My blog, my say-so.)
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I do believe I'll have me a little bite of this. Or half of it. Whatever works.
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Are your eyeballs droolin' yet?!?!

Good! Then I've succeeded! Y'all go have a wonderful weekend with your families and make some Gorilla Bread! Let's feed our cellulite together!

3 comments:

Christine said...

Oh my word....that looks scrumptious! Now, I will be craving it all day. ;)

Hilary said...

Looks yummy!! Glad your better :)

Reese's Pieces said...

Looks SO good! I am allergic to most nuts... darn! But you do make everything you bake look so delicious! Yum!