Sticky buns are served traditionally at dessert or breakfast. They consist of rolled pieces of dough, brown sugar or cinnamon rolled together to form a flat loaf. Before the dough is placed in pan the pan is lined with "sticky" ingredients like syrup, honey or sometimes both as well with nuts, butter and sugar. When the buns are baked they are turned up right so that the pan lining then becomes a topping.
Sticky buns have been made since the Middle Ages when cinnamon was first prominent. Sticky buns also have a german background where they were known as schnecken The Dutch brought this type of sticky bun to the U.S.
An easy way to prepare sticky buns:
- 1 loaf frozen bread
- Cinnamon sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine
- 2 Tablespoons white Karo syrup or honey
- Chopped nuts (optional)