Pesto and Cheese Monkey Bread

I’m not sure why monkey bread is called monkey bread, but it sure is fun to eat, pulling apart sections of bread. Usually monkey bread is sweet, with a sticky topping. But we’re going to the savory side with this one. Pesto in the dough and on the top and bottom of the bread, and a liberal sprinkling of cheese in the layers makes this a bit of comfort baking heaven. I apologize in advance if your grocery foraging situation is still wonky. As long as I don’t want beans or rice, I can usually find what I need now, although I have to go to the more expensive grocery stores for flour.

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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Whether you are still scrounging for ingredients or not, one thing is for certain: there is a lot of baking going on right now! I’ve been mostly turning to comforting recipes, things that remind me of my childhood. I’ve probably eaten more peanut butter sandwiches in the last 2 weeks than I have in the last 10 years. These rolls tick all the boxes: comforting, homey, easy to make, and makes a large batch if you have several people to feed or just need to eat 10 rolls to get through the day. The ingredient list isn’t too crazy, and you can use a combination of flours, depending on what you have on hand.

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Whatever You Have Pesto

Our first of the month posts are usually for blog subscribers only, but with all the upheaval in the world right now, we’re trying to do any little thing we can to help our fellow bakers and cooks out.  This pesto recipe utilizes the blender attachment for the Ankarsrum mixer and gives lots of substitutes for ways to make pesto with what you might have on hand now.

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