I'm making monkey bread and I need refrigerated biscuits. I don't have any, however, and I don't really want to go buy them. What could I use instead of refrigerated biscuits?

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Using refrigerated biscuits for monkey bread is actually just a convenient shortcut - if you don't have pre-prepared biscuit dough at hand, you can simply make your own sweet yeast dough from scratch, that's the classic (pre-Pillsbury-can) recipe.

Either find a recipe that uses sweet yeast dough from scratch or substitute your favourite sweet yeast dough. (The Wikipedia page linked above has a link to a recipe, for example.)

  • Canned biscuits aren't a yeast dough, this makes Your answer is a bit confusing.
    – Debbie M.
    Nov 6, 2016 at 17:03
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    @DebbieM. I know, but the classic recipe is made with sweet yeast dough, hence a reasonable substitute. I'll clarify.
    – Stephie
    Nov 6, 2016 at 17:09

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