On January 4th I posted this on my Facebook page: "Pay It Forward for Creative People": I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment to this update. HERE'S THE CATCH: They must in turn promise to post this and send something they made to the first 5 people who leave a comment to their update. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011!"
My five friends that responded were:
O.K. that’s six, but whatever. Tracy, is the first to recipient of this pay it forward project. Today I gave her my perfected recipe of sticky buns. I looked at about 20 recipes, picked and choosed what I liked from each and added a few things of my own. Here you go.
INGREDIENTS FOR DOUGH:
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 package yeast
4 cups flour (remember to sift or shake the flour into your measuring cup, NOT scoop it up.)
An additional 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:
2 sticks butter melted
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
INGREDIENTS FOR TOPPING:
1 stick butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Add 1/2 cup sugar to a large pot.
Then a 1/2 cup cooking oil.
Then 2 cups buttermilk.
Bring almost to a boil then turn off the heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
Add one packet of yeast and let sit for 5 minutes (lot of sitting going on with this recipe).
Add 4 cups flour.
Stir it to make a ball of dough.
Cover and let it sit for an hour. Yes, more sitting.
It will puff up like this.
Add a half a cup of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking power, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon salt.
Mix it into the dough.
Flour your working surface.
Put the dough on it.
Stretch it into a square shape.
Then roll it out with a rolling pin.
Melt 2 sticks of butter.
Spread it over the dough. You want the butter to cool and harden a bit, because if it is liquid it will push right off the dough onto the counter when you roll up your dough.
While you're waiting for butter to cool on top of the dough, make the topping. Melt a stick of butter in a small pot.
Add 1/4 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon molasses
Bring to boil and turn off heat, then whisk in 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Set aside, because you want this to cool a bit too.
Now mix 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar in a bowl.
Sprinkle it on your dough and butter.
Sprinkle 1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans on top of that.
Roll up the dough.
cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch sections.
Grease and flour two round 8 inch cake pans.
Pour in the topping that you have been letting cool in that small pot of yours. Half in each cake pan.
Sprinkle a 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans in each.
Place the cinnamon rolls on top of that (enough to fill the pan).
You may have some left overs.
You can cook it up like this or throw it away. Your choice.
Put in your oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 -35 minutes.
(Until cooked and golden brown on top).
Run a butter knife around the edge to un-stick the edges if necessary.
Turn a plate upside down on the pan.
Remove pan and bam! Sticky buns.
NOTE: Since I posted this recipe, my taught me to put the pans on top of a cookie sheet so the sticky stuff doesn't boil over and make a mess of the oven.
Tracy thought they were good.
Lily liked them too.