Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Hawthornes Wish You A Happy Thanksgiving.

Rosie Is Giving Thanks To Sticky Buns.

I love a good sticky, nutty, cinnamony, buttery breakfast bun, especially during the Thanksgiving holidays.  Make this on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and truly treat yourself.  Having a heavenly cup of strong coffee and this sticky bun early Thursday morn will give you new life on Thanksgiving Day.  Trust Rosie!

Rosie's Sticky Buns

1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 pkg. yeast
2 eggs, room temperature
4 cups flour
1 tsp kosher salt

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar 
1 TB cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup dates
1/3 cup chopped pecans

1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup honey

Pour melted butter into mixer bowl and stir in sugar, then milk and cream.  Sprinkle yeast over top and beat 3 minutes.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Gradually beat in flour and salt, scraping down bowl as necessary. 

Knead dough by machine or by hand on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic - about 10 minutes.
Place in a buttered bowl, cover, and set in a warm place until dough has doubled.

When dough has doubled, turn onto lightly floured surface and roll into a 9 x 18 inch rectangle.  Spread dough evenly with the softened stick of butter, sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon, then add the raisins, dates, and chopped pecans.  Roll dough into an 18-inch long roll.  Cut into 18 slices.

 Butter a 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inch baking dish and pour the mixed topping ingredients evenly over bottom of dish.

Place dough slices in rows of 3 across over the topping mixture.

Cover and set dough in warm place until doubled.

Heat oven to 350°.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until buns are golden brown.  Immediately invert onto baking sheet, leaving the pan in place for 15 minutes so the syrup can drain onto buns. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Now get that turkey out of the brine and bake it, make the giblet and mushroom gravy, fix that sweet potato casserole, make the biscuits, and don’t forget the green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and potato salad.  Oh…  And that green pea casserole my sister makes that I love so much.  And don’t forget the glazed ham!

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