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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Woo-Hoo! Sticky Fingers!

Some foods just cannot be eaten without leaving the table with sticky fingers. Forget the fork! Ooey-gooey treats are made to be eaten only one way - from hand to mouth! It's the kid in us that cannot wait to lick that last drop of sugary goodness from the tips of our fingers. This type of food is a quintessential American breakfast treat (or any time you want it)!

February 21 is...

National Sticky Bun Day

Homemade Sticky Buns (Recipe)
Ooey, gooey, goodness...the stickier, the better!

Basically sticky buns are much the same as cinnamon rolls, except just ooeyer & gooeyer! Some relish the cinnamon twist while others take on their on special spin. Sticky buns are delicious dessert or breakfast pastries made with leavened dough. Traditional sticky bun recipes call for a glazed topping with pecans, maple syrup or honey, cinnamon, and butter. An all-time favorite...the honey bun

Don't have time to make your own? 
Then, fry the store bought variety! Yum!
What is the origin of sticky buns?
  • The Ancient Egyptians were the first people to add honey and nuts to their bread. Glazed pastries have been popular ever since.
  • German settlers in Pennsylvania created our modern-day sticky buns. The pastries were originally called “Schnecken” and are still considered a Philadelphia specialty.
  • Sticky buns are now popular all over the world.
 Start the day with a breakfast sticky bun...

Butterscotch Spiral Coffee 'Cake' (Recipe & more)
One giant, butterscotch-flavored sticky bun baked in a cake pan.

Quick Sticky Buns (Recipe)
Of course, the quickiest way to get sticky buns is to simply buy them BUT what could be better than the aroma and taste of those homemade!
 Giant Vanilla Salted Butterscotch Sticky Buns (Recipe)
For these behemoth buns, top 'em with a flurry of vanilla salt and crown yourself king/queen of bun-dom!
Cinnamon Sticky Buns (Recipe)

Dare yourself with stickiness dusted with cinnamon!

Banana Sticky Buns (Recipe)

Wicked time consuming but oh-so worth it!

 Gluten-Free Pecan Sticky Buns (Recipe)

Extremely decadent...loaded with butter, sugar, milk & eggs! 
Just remember, don't fork it!

Sticky Bun Cupcakes (Recipe)
What makes these so-o-o amazing is the delicious "goo" forming the topping!

A bite of these sticky buns is  mouthful of ooey, gooey, peanut-buttery yumminess!

Surely your mouth is watering for some ooey, gooey, sugary yumminess!
Go for it!

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