Happy Lughnasa! I’m celebrating by having a feast of bread products.
Yesterday I was staring at 4 bananas threatening to melt into my countertop so I decided to make banana bread. (It is a change from zucchini anyway!) I made Bryann’s Tender No-Fat Banana Bread and Banana Flax Seed Bread because I just couldn’t decide what sounded better. They are both very good.
Then last night I made Monkey Bread which is so terribly bad for you that I really shouldn’t give the recipe so I’m not responsible for adverse health events.
Take 1 loaf of thawed bread dough and tear it into bite sized pieces. Put a goodly amount (this is very scientific) of sugar and cinnamon in a gallon ziploc bag. You want the sugar to be about 1/2 inch deep in the bottom of the bag. Put the bread in the bag and toss to coat. Pull out the pieces of bread and shake off any sugar that doesn’t stick. Put the bread in a round pan. Melt 1 stick of butter. Mix the extra cinnamon and sugar in the bag with the butter. Pour it over the bread in the pan. Bake for 25 minutes at 350.
Then I made cinnamon rolls today to take to the people at work in the spirit of Lughnasa. So it was giving, a religious offering, and I got to eat cinnamon rolls!