Saturday, September 3, 2011

16 Gorilla bread rolls ='.'=

Baked in a toaster oven @ 300 degrees.

Good morning Blogging world! 
This post is dedicated to my wonderful, beautiful, sweet, one-of-a-kind, God-blessed-me with Mommy, whom I inherited the love of cooking, baking, sewing, & so many other nifty things (& my Daddy's mom, Lola Lydia, she loved to cook , sew & make desserts too- we miss you Lola). 

Mommy & I & foooood

But since my parents moved to Seattle, WA this is a great way to show them how to prepare and bake Gorilla Bread for one of their potluck parties. It's so hard to communicate this recipe via cell phone or by listing the ingredients and expect it to look like the picture above. They are such party animals- hahahaha, nah not really, but they do get invited to many parties & attend often with dish in hand. Now you too can bake this for one of your parties this Labor Day Weekend.

 FYI: Gorilla Bread is Monkey Bread stuffed with cream cheese. You can find other recipes on
Let's get started, (warning: there will be tons of step by step photos :D)

  • wax/parchment paper (or you can generously spray the pan with PAM)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 16 Pillsbury Crescent canned refrigerator rolls (2 tubes/cans to equal 16 rolls)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into 16 cubes (tip: freeze before cutting)
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups walnuts (or pecans) chopped


Line baking 8-9 inch baking pan. Place 1/2 cup nuts on the bottom of the pan. Preheat toaster 
oven to 300 degrees F, if using a regular oven preheat & bake at 350.

Combine sugar and cinnamon.

Melt the 1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan and add brown sugar and bring to a boil then add half of the walnuts; remove from heat.

 Unroll Crescents. Onto a SILPAT (or onto a plastic/Saran wrapped plate) this will prevent the rolls from sticking to the plate).

 Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture onto each crescent.

 Place 8 cubes of cream cheese and roll like a log (cinnamon roll). 

Cut each roll evenly into 4 pieces (eventually will have a total of 16).  

Place the rolls in the pan (pan should have room so that the bread can double or more in size).

 Spoon the butter/brown sugar/walnut mixture on top. 

Cover pan with a foil to prevent burning.

Bake for about 30 minutes, then an additional 5 minutes uncovered. Invert onto a plate/remove rolls from the pan while it's still hot to avoid sticking to the pan or to the parchment paper.

 ~Njoy & Indulge! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend & "Magingat lahat kayo" (as Mommy would say to all her little children)!    ='.'=

She posed for a picture with this & of course surprised me with one (taken by SIL-Marianne). She's wonderful! I love you MOMMY!


  1. Delicious dessert! Lovely mother :-)!

  2. Your mommy is still lovely and young looking. Wishing her the best!

  3. Eftychia & Sherie- she's doing great, totally love her to pieces. & THANK YOU!