The Baking Bug

Autumn always infects me with a baking bug! I find myself arduously churning out apple dumplings, homemade breads, cookies by the six dozen, and sticky buns. If you like sticky buns, but feel daunted by the work, try this Easy Sticky Buns recipe that I got from my sister-in-law and which I made today.


2 loaves of frozen bread dough, thawed (or 2 pounds of plain white bread dough made in your bread machine)
1/2 cup of raisins or nuts (optional – I generally use half on one side of the baking pan, and half on the other side of the baking pan)
1 cup brown sugar
1 six-serving box of vanilla pudding (the kind you cook)
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 Tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Butter a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle raisins or nuts in the pan. Break one loaf of the dough into approximately 1″ balls, and place in pan.

Mix the brown sugar, pudding, butter, cinnamon, and milk together, and pour over the dough balls. Break the second loaf into balls and place over the first group of dough balls. Let rise until doubled (One to two hours depending on how warm the dough is when you make them.)

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Prepare a tray or baking sheet by lining it with foil. When the sticky buns are done, place the tray foil side down over the buns, then flip both pans. Leave the pan you baked the sticky buns in upside down for five minutes, then remove, and let the sticky buns cool.

After they are cooled, cover tightly until serving.


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