You all know I like monkey bread. As do my cow-orkers and friends. So very easy to make if you do the cheater's version.
Do you need a fancy pan? Not at all! It works best in a bundt pan or a tube pan, but you can make it in a regular baking dish, too.
So you can imagine my amusement at finding there is a specialized monkey-bread pan out there. In fact, there are at least two. The first one I saw was the one above. It produces monkey bread that looks like a pile of poo.
Now, I know that's not really the pan's fault, but don't you think they could have tried to make the photo shoot a little more appetizing?
The pan on the left is made by Nordicware, the people who invented the bundt pan. Undersandably, once you have a bundt pan, you don't really need to buy more, so they have to come up with other must-haves for the kitchen. This pan could be used for cakes, too, so it's a little more multi-purpose than the skinny tower-of-poo pan.
In any case, I have enough baking pans to handle my monkey-bread needs. No need to spend another $20-$25 when a bundt pan produces this:
Can you think of any other redundant baking-pan inventions?