If you need to bring along a dish to feed a crowd, I have a perfect snack for you. It's today's Daily Shortcut.
It's called "Monkey bread". I don't know why it's called that, but you will go ape over this sweet bread. You start with a loaf of frozen bread dough. I usually buy these loaves in packages of five...for about four dollars. Once the loaf is thawed, work like an assembly line. Make balls of dough, roll the dough in melted butter and then in a cinnamon sugar mixture. Then place each ball in an oven safe bowl. Once all of the dough is in the bowl, bake according to the directions on the bread package.
Let the bowl cool and invert it onto a serving dish. All of the butter mixed with the Cinnamon and oo-ey, goo-ey sugar makes this a monkey bread that everyone will love.
Set this bread in the middle of a dessert table and let everyone just pull it apart...what a crowd pleaser.
That's your Daily Shortcut!