I recently discovered that Superstore sells frozen loaves of white bread. All you have to do is thaw them and then bake them. Easy peasy (if you like white bread), right? Now, we have a favourite family recipe for Monkeybread (sorry, I am going to keep some of my favourites a secret) and it calls for that bread. In order to make that delicious special-occasion treat for my kids, I bought a package and tossed it in the freezer. It’s been there for over three months, I think… maybe it’s time for a special occasion you say? Well.. maybe. The other day, while I was flipping through my favourite cookbook (Crazy Plates) looking for things that I still hadn’t tried, I came across a recipe for low fat cinnamon buns (yeah right, you say) that called for a loaf of frozen bread dough. What? How easy is that? So, I gave it a whirl, they were delicious and while I’m not going to toss my bread machine (my normal cinnamon bun assistant and bread-making essential) anytime soon, I did want to share it.
My kids enjoyed rolling out the bread dough and mixing (spilling – oh, shucks, someone has to clean that up, right?) the sugar and spreading it onto the dough. They did a pretty good job, I think. Plus, my floor got a good kid-cleaning, too (as it was kid-spot-mopped after the mess).