Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Morning Sticky Buns

Last year I shared a post about our family tradition of eating Ice Box Pudding on Christmas Eve.  This year, I bring you a tradition my mom started for us--Christmas Morning Sticky Buns. 
To be honest, I have no clue what the real name of these tasty morning treats are.  My mom found the recipe in a church cook book years ago.  When she started making them every year for Christmas morning, they became known as Christmas Morning Sticky Buns in my family.  Funny thing is, though, we eat them on Easter and Thanksgiving morning too!
Below is the recipe of you want to try them with your family.  Plan ahead though, these take time and are usually made the day before we eat them.

1)  In a large bowl, measure 1 1/2 cups of flour.  Add 2 packages of dry yeast.

2)  In a saucepan, measure:
      3/4 cup milk
      1/2 cup water
      1/4 cup margarine
      1/4 cup sugar
      1 tsp salt
Stirring constantly, heat until warm (120-130 degrees)

3)  Once warm, pour into the flour/yeast mixture

4)  Add 1 egg and beat with a mixer for 3 minutes, scraping the side of the bowl as you mix

5)  By hand, add 1 1/2 cup flour

6)  Cover the dough and let rise.

7)  Meanwhile, prepare the topping:
      3/4 cup butter or margarine
      1 cup brown sugar
      3/4 cup sliced almonds
      1 tsp cinnamon
      1 tsp pancake syrup
      1 Tbsp water

8)  Spread the topping in a 9x13 in pan

9)  Beat down the dough then drop by spoonfuls over the topping.

10)  Let it rise again

11)  Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
The only thing I can say is YUMMY!  This is another family tradition I will pass onto my girls!

What family traditions do you have?

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