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Sticky Buns

 Sticky Buns
"It's impossible to eat just one of these soft, yummy sticky buns—they have wonderful old fashioned goodness," assures Dorothy Showalter of Broadway, Virginia. Use the conventional method or, like Dorothy does, your bread machine to make the dough.
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling

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 to 3-1/4 cups bread flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add butter, sugar, milk
  • powder, salt and 2 cups flour; beat on low 3 minutes. Stir in enough
  • remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover
  • and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

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Sticky Buns (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Punch dough down. Roll dough into a 16x10-in. rectangle. Spread with
  • butter; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll up from a long side;
  • pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; cook
  • over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in pecans. Pour
  • into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Place slices cut side down over
  • sauce. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool 3 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter. Yield: 1
  • dozen.
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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 314 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 334 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.