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Sticky Buns

It's impossible to eat just one of these soft, yummy sticky buns—they have wonderful old-fashioned goodness. Use the conventional method or your bread machine to make the dough. —Dorothy Showalter, Broadway, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups bread flour
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Dissolve yeast in water. Add butter, sugar, milk powder and salt, then beat in 2 cups flour on low for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, make sauce by combining brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in pecans. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a floured surface; roll into a 16x10-in. rectangle. Make filling by combining butter, sugar and cinnamon; spread to within 3/4 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices; place slices cut side down over sauce. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool 3 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter.


Editor's Note: The dough may be prepared in a bread machine. Place dough ingredients (using water that is 70°-80° and only 3 cups of bread flour) in bread pan in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a floured surface and punch down. Prepare buns as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 bun: 314 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.