Monday, April 29, 2013

Wonderful Sticky Buns

Catagory: Breads
Difficulty: Easy-Medium (because they have to rise overnight)

Went to a farm today for a ladies' brunch. There were about 15 women there.  The farmhouse was a lovely Victorian-style home surrounded by well-kempt chickens and donkeys and sunflowers planted in rows. The air was fresh and cool. We got to scratch and pet the donkeys--who really are just people with hooves. The chickens reminded me of women in groups. They are very chatty. And whenever a new person comes to their pen they waddle over to that person in rapt expectation of being fed.  Our hostess, Carrie, was one of many people who fed us chicks this morning. She made these terrific Sticky Buns that tasted like cinnamon love and carmelized joy. We indulged...happily cackling to ourselves and each other.


1 C brown sugar
1 C  unsalted butter plus 3 T butter
1 C chopped pecans
1 Bridgeford Bread dough log--partially thawed
1/2 C white sugar
6 t cinnamon


Heat oven to 200 degrees and turn off. Put Bridgeford Bread dough log in a greased bread pan, cover loosely and let rise 45 minutes in the oven. Meanwhile in an 9X9-inch (preferably Pyrex) pan, sprinkle 1 C brown sugar. Drizzle 1 C melted unsalted butter on top of sugar. Sprinkle 1 C chopped pecans over all. Set aside. Take bread dough out of oven and set on a clean surface sprinkled with 2 T flour.  Roll out the thawed Bridgeford Bread dough into something close to a rectangle. Spread evenly on top of rectangle: 3 T melted butter, 1/2 C white sugar, then 6 t cinnamon. Roll dough up like a jelly roll, and pinch the ends. Cut into about 12 (pinwheel) slices about 1"to 1 1/2" thick. Pinch the end of each pinwheel so that the filling doesn't get out while they bake. Place pinwheels on top of sugar/butter/cinnamon mixture in Pyrex pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in the refrigerator overnight or until the dough has doubled in volume. Bake at 330 degrees for about 30 minutes until done. Loosen edges and invert onto serving plate.
Eat with coffee or tea and cackle!


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