Monday, October 24, 2011

Bubble Bread

How was your weekend?  Anything out of the normal or just plain fun stuff happen?

We had a laid back weekend at home, which I love.  We enjoyed an awesome tandem/train ride with some good friends.  Yesterday while Biker Boy went on a few hour mountain bike ride with some guys I got to enjoy quality play time with the munchkins.

We played monkey in the middle, biked, watered grass plugs, played "house", hunted gophers, collected pine nuts, blew bubbles, and made bubble bread. 

And today I'm going to show you our bubble bread.  Sometimes it's called monkey bread.  We blew bubbles, so we made bubble bread. 

This was real play dough.  Not the fake play dough that we made the other day.  It's pretty much the same recipe, with just sugar and egg added. 

The kids helped me dump all the ingredients in to our bread machine.  I let the machine mix it up.  You could make your own dough or just buy a frozen bread dough at the store and let it thaw.  I'm all about whatever is easiest for you. 

Bubble Bread Dough
  • 1 egg room temp, plus enough warm water to equal 1 cup
  • 3 Tbl oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
Make dough and let rise.  Then get to making the bubbles.


Roll a small piece of dough between your hands to get a "bubble." 


It doesn't matter if the bubble isn't perfectly smooth or round.  It's like playing with play dough. Have fun with it.  Just make sure the kiddos wash their hands first.


Dip the bubble in melted butter.  I melted 1/4 cup in the microwave and had plenty.


Dip the bubble in a cinnamon sugar mix.  I just dumped stuff in the bowl.  Maybe it was about 1/2 cup sugar with 3 or 4 tablespoons of cinnamon.  Use lots of cinnamon.  Remember....no licking until you're done.


Put the bubbles in a greased bundt pan.  Or whatever kind of pan you have.


My kids were ecstatic to be able to lick their fingers when we were done. 


Cinnamon sugar in the hair is optional.  Note to myself.....next time put Chewy's hair in a ponytail. 


Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes.  Smell the yummy goodness in the house.


Optional: coat with a powdered sugar glaze.  Use 1/2 cup powdered sugar, about 3 tablespoons of milk or water, and about 1 tsp vanilla.  Drizzle over the bubble bread.


Eat.  You could dump out the bubble bread on to a platter and then glaze it for a pretty presentation.  I didn't need a pretty presentation for my family.  I saved time and dishes.  We ate it right out out of the bundt pan.  So no pretty pictures here.  But it sure was good.  Just pull bubbles off and pop them in your mouth.  Yum.

Did you catch that this bubble bread is pretty much mini cinnamon rolls?  Yep.  It's easy and fun.  The kids loved making it and eating it.  We even enjoyed some for breakfast this morning.

What fun and easy creations have you made in the kitchen lately?

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