Can I Make "Monkey Bread Cheese Fondue"?
Updated: Feb 22, 2020
I was watching this Tasty YouTube video and I had some Pillsbury pizza crust, leftover pre-cut onions, and some bacon around, so I decided to make a modified mini- version of this Monkey Bread Cheese Fondue I saw. It looked tasty and a fun way to eat these ingredients. Monkey Bread is the same as pull-apart bread. They make a big batch for several people. I just wanted to make a mini-version to eat with some rotisserie chicken soup.
To see some examples of rotisserie chicken soup and other ideas for rotisserie chicken, check out this link:
Monday, November 18, 2019, Attempt #1:
I made the caramelized onions (cooked them low and slow). Cooking caramelized onions is slow, but it isn't that hard and doesn't take much effort. You just put the onions on on low or low-medium. It just takes more than an hour. I made them in the evening planning ahead to make the monkey bread for lunch the next day.
In the video they use homemade pizza dough, which I have made before too (see link), but I just used some Pillsbury Pizza Crust. I just wanted a little bit to eat with my soup, not a whole big batch.
I used Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked Bacon and some bacon I made in the oven; I tore it into small pieces. Also I didn't have any brie, but I did have goat cheese. :)
What I used:
- Pillsbury pizza crust
- Pre-cut Onions (I caramelized them)
- Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked bacon and some bacon I made
- Goat Cheese (I didn't have any brie)
Once you have the caramelized onions, it's really easy.
- You just wrap some caramelized onions and bacon into a small piece of pizza dough.
- Then you put the little balls of dough all sticking next to each other into a pan.
** When you bake bread made up of little balls of dough, it melds together and becomes monkey bread/pull-apart bread.
- You bake it at 400 degrees for ~20 min.
I put it in this springform pan I had and I put the ramekin (which is oven-safe) in there to help form a ring shape.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! How good does that look? I just made it with some leftover things in the fridge. Melt-y brie (aka the fondue) would have tasted really good, but the goat cheese tasted good too. :) So technically I didn't make the fondue, but the fondue part, but it was good anyways.
It's another example when you watch these epic YouTube sped-up cooking videos that are huge portions for a lot of people that you can just make a little bit for yourself. This was still a lot. I only ate 1/3 or 1/2 of this with my lunch. Yum!
Give it a try! We are good at this!