Gooey gooey goooooey is the name of the game here.
Gooey Monkey Bread. With caramel sauce. Made from scratch. Or not, I guess, if you’d rather not? There’s always those canned biscuits you could use if you’re short on time (been there). Or overwhelmed with life (also been there). Or hangry (do I even need to say?).
But guys. Here’s my pitch: I really think you should go for the made-from-scratch version this year.
We can handle this! Look at us, being all grown up. Adulting and all that. You will be big-time rewarded with fluffy dough and amazing bread smells for all your hard work. And hard work = 30 seconds of stirring.
This brioche dough that we’re using is ultra-pillowy, soft, and luscious. Also: stupidly easy. Remember whose blog you’re reading, okay? Bread Idiot, that’s who. I have zero time for fussy bread recipes. As soon as I have to bust out any type of special equipment – a scale, a thermometer, a Danish dough whisk? First of all, no. Secondly, store-bought bread all the way.
I ONLY do homemade bread if it’s completely foolproof. And this one is completely foolproof.
As is the sauce! When you use Land O Lakes® Butter and Heavy Whipping Cream, you really don’t need much else to get the caramel sauce of your dreams. The butter and the brown sugar alone would make a lovely caramel sauce, but you are not looking for lovely, are you? You are looking for an elevated, next level, knock-your-holiday-slippers-off kind of caramel situation, which is where that heavy cream comes in.
I could (did) stand in front of that pan of silky caramel sauce with a spoon. A straight-up SPOON. This caramel is not messing around.
Before baking (um, caramel overload)…
This Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread is LOADED with homemade caramel sauce and made with a pillowy homemade brioche dough. Perfect made-from-scratch, crowd-pleasing recipe that is conveniently low-maintenance. Just how I like it.
For the Dough:
👆🏼You can also just use canned biscuit dough if you prefer, but I strongly recommend making your dough from scratch! The smells! The pillowy texture! Worth it.
For the Caramel Sauce: