So you know how there’s like, sort of nine planets in the solar system, but then Pluto got the boot as a “dwarf planet” (sorry, Pluto) so there’s only eight now?
And you know how they keep telling us there are seven wonders of the world? Well, they’re wrong.
There are eight. And this Toasted Coconut Monkey Bread
is one of them.
You may think I’m exaggerating, and you might be right, but one taste of this delicious bread and you’ll see that I’m onto something with my rationale. Something that tastes so good, it must be shared with anyone and everyone. Including Pluto (I still think you’re pretty special, Pluto).
To be honest, when I first made this bread, this isn’t how I expected it to turn out. I didn’t expect the coconut to get all toasty and even MORE AWESOME, but it did me a favor and went for it anyway.
And I’m so thankful. Because sometimes a recipe mistake turns out to be better than you could have even imagined it. It wows you and takes your breath away, like a WONDER OF THE WORLD (see what I did there? I’m going to make this happen). And your mouth is never more thankful, either.
Monkey breads – or pull-apart breads – are great because they’re meant to be shared, but I understand if you take a bite and suddenly realize you must eat the entire thing yourself right then and there. I get it. It’s hard to resist.
But then you should make another loaf and share it with your peeps because everyone needs to know that this bread is worthy of a higher calling. Right up there with the Mayan ruins and the Internet.
(P.S. I’m not seriously claiming this bread is just as great as the Wonders of the World – I am much more humble than that and I’m not intending to discredit their magnificence. But you should try it, anyway. You and your taste buds will be happy you did!)
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