I’m Not Bitter, I’m Peachy
This month, Pillsbury will announce the winner of their 46th annual contest. First prize?
Yeah, what she said.
Second prize? Who cares; and let me get straight to the point here. Our recipe, Pinch a Peachy Monkey Bread, was not selected as a finalist. So, there will be no free trip to Vegas for us, where the final judging will be held.
Well played, Austin. Well played.
Also well played were the two pinch bread (or pull apart) recipes that did make the finals. Just in time for the holidays, Cinnamon Roll Cranberry Orange. And Mocha Cappuccino? Well, if you’re going to use chocolate and caffeine, you’re a shoo-in.
Okay, I will concede that all 180 recipes selected in all three categories – dinners, sweets and starters, and rise and shine breakfasts – look amazing. So, you know, congratulations and stuff. You can check them out for yourself (she says, eyes rolling) here: http://www.pillsbury.com/our-makers/bake-off-contest/semifinalist-recipes.
But next year, forget the fruit. I’m going to roll up dough with gobs of cheese, a stick of butter, or a Toblerone stuck in the middle. Then we’ll see who gets the last laugh.
This was our entry:
Pinch a Peachy Monkey Bread
- 9 Inch, Round Cake Pan
- 1 Can Pillsbury Flaky Layers Honey Butter Biscuits
- 1 Ripe Peach (Or Peach Preserves)
- 2 ½ Tbsp. Butter
- ¾ Cup (Packed) Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- ½ Cup Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cover butter with ½ cup (packed), light brown sugar. Sprinkle ½ Tbsp. cinnamon over brown sugar.
If it’s not peach season, place dollops of Smucker’s Peach Preserves evenly over brown sugar.
Drizzle with honey. Cut 1 Tbsp. butter into pats and layer over biscuits.
Bake until biscuits are golden brown – approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Run knife around edges. Place plate on top of cake pan (use mitts if pan is still hot) and flip cake pan. Jiggle slightly to help release bread from bottom if necessary. Wait for it. . . Wait for it. . . Remove pan from plate. If any peaches were left behind, return them to the top of bread.
Place cream cheese frosting in microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 20 seconds. Stir and drizzle over bread.
Serve, and pinch a peachy monkey.