Wednesday, June 8, 2011

when i think of paula...

when i think of paula dean i think BUTTER. totally a good thing. because butter makes everything better. my sister discovered this recipe for Gorilla Bread and within a matter of seconds we were in the kitchen attempting to make it.
Chocolate Gorilla Bread

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tubes refrigerated crescent roll dough (12 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 bananas, sliced 1/4-inch to make thick 48 slices
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • Cooking Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a small saucepan, melt the brown sugar with the butter over low heat.

    Break open the crescent roll packages and separate the triangles of dough. Brush each triangle with sweetened condensed milk and top with 2 banana slices and 1 teaspoon chocolate chips; fold the edges of the triangle together and seal. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar.

    Place half of the walnuts in the pan and top with half of the dough packets. Pour half of the brown sugar-butter mixture over the dough and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Bake for 1 hour, until puffed, golden brown, and firm to the touch. Transfer the pan to a rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Place a platter on top of the pan and invert. Serve warm.

  • SO sorry for the horrible FINAL photo...but i was KINDA in a hurry to eat em'. SO delish. Paula Your Da' Man.


    1. oh my gosh that looks SO yum! I love Paula Dean!

    2. Mmm..that looks amazing! I may have to try them! Thanks!

    3. That looks beyond delicious, I want one!
      Happy day, friend!

    4. haha! i think butter when i think of paula too!
      i've never heard of this before... loooks amazing!

    5. Sounds good to me! Ha, ha, your last photo looks like an average photo on my blog! LOL.

    6. I'm saying "YES." in a very low and big voice right now. How could that be anything but delicious?

      I probably am shi shi girl anyway. Glad you're my friend anyway. :)