Up With the Birds

Up With the Birds

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Since I get up early all week for work, I usually end up waking up early on the weekends too.  This morning instead of fleeping (fake sleeping) and laying around waiting for a decent hour to get up, I made some sticky buns for the family.

Sticky Buns

1 package dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)

1 cup milk, scalded

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 beaten egg

 

Topping

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

3/4 cup pecans

 

Filling

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

 

Soften dry yeast in warm water.  Combine hot milk, shortening, sugar, and salt.  Cool to lukewarm.  Add 1 cup of the flour to the milk mixture.  Beat well.  Add softened yeast and egg.  Add remaining flour gradually to form a soft dough. Shape into a ball and place into a greased bowl.  Brush the top lightly with additional melted shortening.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled.  About 45 minutes.

In a saucepan, mix together ingredients for topping.  Heat slowly; stirring until blended. Pour into greased 9X13-inch pan.  When dough is doubled,punch down and turn onto a lightly floured surface.  Divide dough in half and roll each half into a 10 X 12 inch rectangle.  Brush each half with softened butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon (if desired).  Beginning with the long side, roll each in jelly-roll fashion.  Cut each roll into eight 1 1/2 inch slices.  Place slices in pan on topping, cut side down.  Cover and let rise till doubled, approximately 45 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool 2 minutes.  Invert on a serving tray.  Serves 8.

 

Step by Step Photos

(Some of the photos are a little dark and gloomy but it was pretty dang dark and gloomy when I was up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday so they are going in as is!)

Mix ingredients and let rise.

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Punch down and divide dough.

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Roll out into two rectangles.  Do you like my Chick-fil-A golden rule ruler?

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Spread dough with butter and sugar

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Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices.

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Place cut side down on the brown sugar. They will rise to fill in the pan.

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See?

Notice the Party Mix lurking in the background.  I made some of that this morning, too.

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Bake for about 25 minutes.

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Invert and eat!

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Now, I’m going to go walk for a few hundred miles to burn off the calories.

 

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