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Banana Nut Monkey Bread and Stained Glass Dollhouse Tour

The “recipe of the week” is another Meowlex request. I was watching the episode of Alton Brown’s Good Eats where AB makes cinnamon rolls, a citrus ginger ring, and monkey bread. TC asked for monkey bread, aka: monkey brains, bubble bread, or pull apart bread.

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I modified Laurie Sadowski‘s recipe from The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread. Though I’ve had the book for three years, I still haven’t made everything in it, though I like all of what I’ve made. My high-altitude, “these are the flours in my pantry” modifications are:

  • 1 1/2 cups sorghum flour
  • 1 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • about 1/2 cup sticky rice flour
  • only 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon instead of 1 teaspoon of organic sugar in the yeast-proofing step

Everything else in the dough was the same.

  • For the coating mixture, I used 3 tablespoons of melted Earth Balance buttery spread instead of nut oil to coat the dough balls. Flavor!

 

Like Alton Brown, I let the dough have an initial 1-1.5 hour rise, shaped it, did the overnight fridge rise, and then did the steam bath to wake up the yeast before finally baking it.

The jubilee bundt pan was the best choice out of my collection of bundts (cathedral and castle had too many nooks and crannies), but the dough still kind of took on the shape of the pan during that fridge rise.

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Nevertheless, TC and I ate a lot of it for brunch.

Now we’re grilling.

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TC’s dad bought me a stained glass dollhouse! That man has “the eye” for awesome art objects. Someone must have made this by hand for plants or a grand/child. It’s a little rickety, but I gave it a thorough windexing today. My wooden dollhouse is still at my parents’ house, and I’m glad to have another doll receptacle here.

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It’s held together with real lead solder, so I’m a tad leery of putting anything that can’t be washed inside of it.

It has two floors, with two rooms in the lower floor and a balcony on the upper floor.

 

 

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There’s a front door with tiny loops for hinges and a screen-printed centre panel. Lookit that rising sun transom!

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There’s a little greenhouse bump-out on one side.

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The downstairs view: you can barely see the doorway into the second, smaller room. Hi, Monster High dolls!

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The upstairs, in lovely shades of brown and green:

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Playmobil, for scale:

glass dollhouse | gothic granolaAngie the Dawn doll, for scale:

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The Dawns might end up living in the glass house. Even though it’s full of light, it’s creepy enough for creepy dolls.

 

 

One Thought on “Banana Nut Monkey Bread and Stained Glass Dollhouse Tour

  1. James on 11/06/2015 at 08:11 said:

    They shouldn’t throw any stones in that house!

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