Ingredient Highlight, Recipes

Celebrate National Sticky Bun Day!

Sometimes, sweet treats just hit the spot, and making them by hand is a great way to spend time together as a family or group of friends, plus sweet treats always taste better when you have someone to share them with!

This recipe calls for Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, which can be found at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find it, you can also mix half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour. The difference between regular whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour is the amount of gluten proteins in the flour, which is how the dough gets its strength, and making this recipe from with only regular whole wheat flour might make them seem tough and chewy.

If you have a mixer, use the dough hook to mix the dough, but if you’re looking for a good arm workout, you can mix it all up by hand! The time it takes for the dough to rise gives your cooking group time to clean up, sing a song, go outside for a quick walk, or relax with a session of yoga.

Captain Create got a pro chef’s tip while learning to make cinnamon rolls: cut the rolled up-log using cotton string or unflavored floss, rather than smashing the log with a knife. This makes it easy to make each piece the same size, and to get those picture perfect slices!

Once your sticky buns are baked, consider what you’re going to serve them with. Berries or sliced fruit and a tall cold glass of milk make this dessert (or breakfast) a sweet way to get more servings of each group on MyPlate into your day. Sticky buns may not be for every day, but they’re worth making once in a while!

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