Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Soft, sticky, gooey buns. Simply gorgeous! OK, I don’t give my kids this treat every week (I’ll be peeling them off the ceiling as they have their sugar rush!)
But I love making these buns for my family as a treat. I used to pick up a pack of store-bought sticky buns every so often, but when I realized I can make my own in just 30 minutes prep, I just had to try. And my family NEVER want the shop-bought stuff now.
I’m a massive fan of Campbells Pepperidge Farm Dough Puff Pastry Sheets – no other pastry seems to puff up and turn golden as these sheets do.
1 cup of brown sugar (light to medium brown in colour)
1/4 tbsp of butter (unsalted)
1/2 cups of chopped pecans
1 pack of Campbells Pepperidge Farm Dough Puff Pastry Sheets
3 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 cup of raisins
How to make your Simple Sticky Buns
First, get your oven on and heat to 400°F.
Place about a tablespoon of this mixture into each of the 12 muffin cups. Now, divide the pecans into 12 portions and place them on top of each tablespoon of sugar and butter mixture.
Get out your cutting board (use a wooden one) and lightly flour. Gently unfold a sheet of Campbells Pepperidge Farm Dough Puff Pastry Sheets onto the board.
In a small pan, gently melt your remaining 2 tbsp of butter, and then brush half of this butter onto the whole of the unfolded pastry sheet using a pastry brush.
Sprinkle 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of raisins, and 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon onto the pastry sheet over the melted butter. Be sure to leave about one inch border at the four edges.
Now roll the pastry up tightly, finishing with the seam side down. If necessary, trim the ends, and then cut into 6 equal portions.
Repeat with one more pastry sheet to create 6 more rolls using the remaining melted butter, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of raisins, and 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. You should now have 12 rolls.
Place each rolled piece on top of the muffin cups holding the pecans, and the sugar and butter mixture.
Place in your oven and cook for 30 minutes. When they’re done, you’re sticky buns will be a dark, golden color.
Don’t eat immediately! Hot sugar can burn tongues badly. So leave to cool for 5 minutes before calling out to your family.
Mom’s Secret Tip:
I love how I can make homemade buns easily by having ‘cheat’ ready-made puff pastry. It drastically cuts down on the time needed to make buns and other pastry dishes.