Make Ahead Sticky Buns | Recipes

Make Ahead Sticky Buns

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Makes:12 buns
Freezing:excellent

Make these sweet sticky buns in advance with your kids, then enjoy a great tasting reward at your family’s Sunday brunch.

Ingredients

Dough

4 cups 1 L Robin Hood® Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour
⅓ cup 75 mL granulated sugar
1 tsp 5 mL salt
2 packages 2 ¼ tsp/11 mL each instant yeast
1 cup 250 mL milk, warm
⅓ cup 75 mL butter
1 egg

Topping

1 cup 250 mL packed brown sugar
½ cup 125 mL butter
¼ cup 50 mL corn syrup
1 cup 250 mL halved pecans

Filling

2 tbsp 30 mL butter
¾ cup 175 mL chopped pecans
¼ cup 50 mL packed brown sugar
1 ½ tsp 7 mL cinnamon

Directions

  1. Dough: Combine 2 cups (500 mL) flour, sugar, salt and yeast in large bowl. Add milk, butter and egg. Beat 1 minute. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  2. Tip

    Do your kids know which ingredient makes the dough rise? Yeast! This happens when it feeds on sugar. Once the dough has risen, let your kids punch it down!

  3. Knead dough on floured board for 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 ¼ hours.
  4. Tip

    Get your kids to practice kneading the dough. How many times can they knead it in 5 minutes?

  5. Topping: Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in syrup. Pour into 13" x 9" (33 x 23 cm) pan. Sprinkle pecan halves on top.
  6. Punch down dough. Roll out into 15" x 10" (37 x 25 cm) rectangle. Spread with butter.
  7. Filling: Combine pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over dough. Starting at long side, roll up tightly, pinching seam to seal. Cut into 15 pieces. Place in pan. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 12 to 48 hours. 
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  9. Tip

    Try baking the rolls in a muffin tin instead of a pan. You’ll have some tidy individual servings ready to be packed in your kids’ lunches or frozen for afterschool snacks.

  10. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Let stand 3 minutes in pan, then invert onto serving platter.
  11. Tip

    Plan an activity to enjoy with your kids while the dough is rising. You could decorate aprons or make chef hats!

Tips

  • Make this a weekend activity for a sleepover party or themed for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Each child can choose a recipe and then bake together! All their hard work will pay off when they get to enjoy them for morning brunch the next day.

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