Monday, March 25, 2013

Cinnamon Sticky Buns

Not having a functioning computer has been the death of my blog lately. My sincere apologies to all of my wonderful followers for dealing patiently with my taking so long between postings. Hopefully in the next couple of months we will have a new computer and I will bombard you with blog posts.
Until then... Can I make it up to you with Sticky Buns?
I was sick with the flu all last weekend, we won't get into the details of that, but in my state I was also stuck in bed watching Bobby Flays Throw down and he had a one with sticky buns... I KNEW I had to make them!
So I searched the Internet high and low and came across Oprah's recipe. I made just a couple of tweaks but here it is... In all of its sticky, gooey, glory.
For the Dough:
1/4 cup warm water
1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
For the Filling:
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoons cinnamon
3-4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the Sticky Topping:
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup chopped pecans
To make the dough, in the bowl on your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add in the water, yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Stir to dissolve and let rest until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add in the milk, remaining sugar, butter, yolks, orange zest, salt, and 3 cups of the all-purpose flour. Mix on low speed until well incorporated. If you feel the dough is already a sticky yet firm consistency, move to the next step. If not, switch to the hook attachment and knead in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour.
Once incorporated, remove dough and knead by hand for 3-5 minutes. You are looking for a smooth ball.
Grease a large bowl with butter, turn the dough in it to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise until doubled, anywhere from 1-2 hours.
After the dough has risen, punch down and turn out on to a lightly floured surface and let rise again for 20 minutes.
During this time make the filling. In a small bowl, melt the 3-4 Tablespoons of butter and set aside. In another small bowl, combine the cinnamon and brown sugar.
When the 20 minutes is up, roll the dough out into a 12" by 18" rectangle (I'm awful at perfect shapes so excuse my butchered rectangle in the upcoming pictures.)
Brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Stating with the long side, roll into a cylinder and place seam side down on to a flat surface.
Using a sharp knife, slice 15-16 rolls.

Make the topping by placing all of the ingredients in a 1-quart sauce pan and heat just until the sugar and butter have melted.
Grease a 9x13" inch pan and pour the topping mixture on to the bottom and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Place the rolls in the pan, crowding them so they touch. Cover with plastic wrap and allow them to rise in the fridge overnight (if you are in a hurry, place in a warm location to rise for 30 minutes to an hour. You want them to double in size.).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the rolls are golden in color and puffed. Remove pan from oven and immediately invert onto your serving tray (careful with the hot topping!!!). Let cool slightly, serve warm, and enjoy their sticky deliciousness!!
Happy Monday everyone!


  1. I think I need some of those for breakfast tomorrow morning! Yum!

    1. I hope you tried them out! Thank you for stopping by! :)

  2. I could use one of these right now :) Pinned and featuring tonight at Mom On Timeout! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for featuring my sticky buns Trish! I really appreciate it :)