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Make Ahead Sticky Buns

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Makes:12 buns

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



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


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


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


  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Punch down dough. Roll out into 15" x 10" (37 x 25 cm) rectangle. Spread with butter.
  5. 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. 
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  7. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Let stand 3 minutes in pan, then invert onto serving platter.


  • 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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