Sticky Buns

Sticky Buns

Am I the only one who finds that it takes an immeasurable amount of willpower to walk through the mall without being pulled into the cinnamon roll shop? I kind of think I’m not the only one. Am I right? It’s nearly irresistible with that intoxicating aroma that acts as some sort of gravitational pull. I know that my nose can smell all of the butter… the sugar… the cinnamon… the icing. So much crazy goodness. So hard to walk away. Luckily, I started making homemade cinnamon rolls about five year ago and realized that I could make my kitchen smell just as good as those mall shops. Since I started on the homemade band wagon, I also discovered a cream cheese cinnamon roll recipe that I love, and I regularly bounce back and forth between the two recipes. However, something was missing from my recipe rotation. That something? The cinnamon roll’s tawdry cousin… the sticky bun.

Ingredients

  • For the Dough:
  • 6½ tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 5½ tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3½ cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 6½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • For the Caramel Glaze:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
Read the whole recipe on Brown Eyed Baker