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CH 911! Cinnamon Monkey Bread?

a213b Feb 28, 2009 05:55 PM

So, I'm craving some delicious, doughy, cinnamon-y, sticky, sweet Monkey Bread. It's an addiction ... I know I could make it, but like Veruca, "I want it now!".

Any restaurants in LA have a delicious one on their dessert menu? I know Craftsteak in Vegas has one that is outstanding, but the Craft here in LA does not have one on the menu.


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    bulavinaka Mar 9, 2009 08:05 PM

    Did you have any luck finding a good monkey bread? In case you've had no luck, you can always make your own. Here's a how-to from Howdini's website:


    This is a spin on monkey bread where the dough balls are filled with mascarpone:


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    1. re: bulavinaka
      a213b Mar 10, 2009 08:45 AM

      Thanks bulavinaka; as I said in my earlier post (way towards the top), I did end up making my own, which was delish! That being said, I do appreciate all of the recs!

      Now I know where to go when I am in the mood!

    2. Emme Mar 6, 2009 08:26 PM

      Try Viktor Benes' at Gelson's.

      Also, Thee's Continental Bakery at Farmers' Market.

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        sportsfoodie Mar 6, 2009 12:02 PM

        Most of the Bristol Farms bakery sections carry a pretty decent one

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          bulavinaka Mar 3, 2009 01:13 PM

          Monkey breads are popular in Hawaii. If you're around the South Bay, you might also try some of the places that would sell baked goods to folks from the Islands.

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            monku Mar 9, 2009 08:09 PM

            Kings Hawaiin Bakery and their Local Place has it. I had one a couple weeks ago and it was pretty good.

            The Local Place
            18605 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248

            Kings Hawaiian
            2808 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA

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            Dad4Three Mar 3, 2009 01:00 PM

            Smart and Final has it frozen, you just toss it in the oven.

            1. ReelMike84 Mar 3, 2009 11:24 AM

              Isn't there a place in the 3rd St Farmers Market that carries Monkey Bread?

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                Lmo1823 Mar 3, 2009 10:35 AM

                Hmm. I'd be interested in this too. I was going to the cooks illustrated recipe... but I'd like something in LA to compare it to!

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                  a213b Mar 3, 2009 10:37 AM

                  From reading around it looks like maybe Euro Pane in Pasadena has it, but I'm not 100% positive.

                  I ended up making my own on Sunday, which REALLY hit the spot. Sure, I ended up waiting a day, but man was it good! That being said, I'd still love to know of a place(s) here in LA that carry it ... especially a place with it on the dessert menu for some late(r) night treats.

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