Saturday, March 12, 2011
I waited all week for monkey bread
Last Saturday, I overindulged in sweets. So I told myself I’d do a sweets-free week. I wasn’t as religious as I normally am—I didn’t shy away from a couple bites of a shared dessert (dulce de leche cake—why would I shy away from that?) or mini chocolates when they presented themselves (was I really supposed to say no when faced with dishes of mini peanut butter cups?). But I knew Bennie and I had Breakfast Club, a Peels redux, at the end of the week so I was saving myself. For monkey bread.
As good as the other treats by pastry chef Shuna Lydon looked, I had my heart set on the monkey bread.
Cinnamon brioche with mascarpone frosting. Sort of a no-brainer.
It was a dense slab of cake. Perfected by the mascarpone frosting.