Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Biscuits - the grenades you can eat

The other night Danielle and I were making monkey bread. You just get a couple packages of biscuits, cut them up, roll in cinnamon sugar, add a buttery brown sugar sauce, and bake them.
The hardest part of the whole thing is just opening the cans of biscuits. When I was a kid I liked opening the cans, now I am afraid (and so is my brother). You just never know when to expect the "pop." Usually you have to bang them on the counter, but sometimes they pop in your hand.
Danielle, still young and gutsy at 24, wasn't afraid to open them, so I handed both cans over. The first one opened with a loud bang accompanied with an explosion of biscuit mush. We knew something was wrong... So, I tried the next can and experienced the same explosion. I screamed like a little girl. Sadly, our biscuits were expired - you could tell not only by the expiration date, April 2007, but by the smell as well. I guess all things in cans don't last an eternity after all. Luckily, Ben was at the store and bought us some new unexpired cans.
The second hardest part of making monkey bread is knowing when how long to cook it... I failed at that too.


Becca said...

I can't tell you how excited I am to know that I'm not the only person afraid of biscuit cans. Not only do I make Scot open them, but I usually leave the room while he does (or at least look away). Once I had to open a can while he wasn't home so I hit it against the edge of the counter. Biscuits when flying everywhere! I came up with a recipe for monkey bread that uses frozen rolls instead of biscuit dough. Let me know if you'd like me to share.

Suzy & Ben said...

I've read some frozen roll recipes. They just seem like more work... more planning ahead, longer cooking times, no? You'll have to tell me about it. We could have a monkey bread cook-a-thon. Danielle makes hers with cans of cinnamon rolls, which still involves dangerous cans.

Dani said...

I'm not so "gutsy" anymore when it comes to those darn cans! Lesson learned...always check the expiration date FIRST!!!! As I was opening some last night I found myself SCARED! I'm scared for life! They were still so yummy despite them not being done all the way!

mandarin said...

i too am afraid of those cans. i can never get it open the "correct way." i always have to bang it on the counter, which to me, is less scary than peeling the paper back.