Making this bread was as challenging as getting to the Oregon Coast in the middle of the Pineapple Express storm that hit the Pacific Northwest this week. I've been somewhat incommunicado all week. J and I , along with Hailey holed up at our favorite spot, Neskowin on the Oregon Coast. It was crazy driving in the middle of the storm but well worth it once we arrived.
We found a new place through Grey Fox Vacation Rentals-The Chelan, right on the beach-perfect for storm watching. And watch we did-one after another rolled in and we were tucked away with a fire blazing.
But back to the Monkey Bubble Bread. I thought this would be a good recipe selection right around the holidays-something warm and delicious to serve to out of town guests. When I planned the recipe selection for the Baked Sunday Mornings group I didn't know I would be on the Oregon Coast,far away from house guests.
And far away from my KitchenAid ! So I improvised-I decided that since the recipe was developed sometime in the 1940's it could have been made by hand, so that is what I did. Everything was mixed with my own personal dough hook, also known as my right hand.
It gave me a good feel for the dough developing and the texture it should be-smooth and just slightly tacky. It was very serendipitous making this in our little unit at the Chelan-since the Chelan hearkened back to the 40's just like this bread.
Trust me if you make this you better have a house full of guests or else you will eat the whole thing-really-it's that good and that addictive. We sat down in front of the fire, the sugary cinnamon caramel still warm and sticky,yum yum yum.
Throw another log on the fire, tear off a piece and let the storm watching begin. What a perfect way to spend the day.
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