Delicious Sticky Bun Recipes
Cinnamon Sticky Buns
Sticky buns are a dessert or breakfast pastry that
generally consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough — sometimes
containing brown sugar or cinnamon — which are then compressed together to
form a kind of flat loaf corresponding to the size of the baking pan.
Before the dough is placed in the pan, the latter
is lined with the "sticky" ingredients like maple syrup, honey (or
both), as well as nuts and perhaps more sugar and sometimes butter.
After the buns are baked, they are inverted so that the pan lining
then becomes a topping.
Commercially produced sticky buns, however, are
usually just baked in an aluminum loaf tin, which allows the topping
to suffuse the buns, making them sticky throughout. The way the buns
were baked allows them to more or less be pulled off as individual
servings, although it is often a futile effort.
Sticky buns appear to have a Germanic origin and
were originally known as "Schnecken". Wherever 18th-century German
settlers (such as the Pennsylvania Dutch) went, sticky buns have
remained long after many other cultural traits have disappeared.