LAST EDITED ON 01-16-12 AT 10:45 PM (EST)
I am not a cinnamon roll fan. As I understand it, there are the cinnamon roll fans, and then there are the sticky roll fans. I fall very soundly on the sticky side of the divide. My mother used to make sticky rolls that were to die for and I have never found anything remotely as good as her homemade ones. All my siblings just drool at the memory of them. I know I am spoiled, but after many disappointments of sampling other rolls, I do not even see the point of eating any others.
I had to start making them myself, but since there are just the two of us, we seldom have company for breakfast, and DH isnít much of an eater of sweets anyhow, I rarely make them, like once every few years. When I do make them, I follow her recipe using white flour, a few currants, no nuts, and a super delicious caramel topping.
So this recipe definitely caught my eye. I have been getting all the ingredients assembled and when it started to snow yesterday (which in Seattle means itís not a good idea to leave the house since there are crazy people driving cars who will try to kill you), I figured it was the perfect time to make sticky rolls and I would try not to eat them all. I followed the dough recipe, but otherwise made them like my momís. I halved it, froze two thirds, and made mini pans of the half batch thinking I might freeze some or give some away. Ha! Apparently, I was fooling myself because I pretty much ate them all anyhow. But, man, were they good.
With the bran, they are practically a health food. Thatís my story and I am Ďstickingí to it.
Woe, thanks for sharing a great recipe. I would certainly make them this way again and will relish the other two batches that are in the freezer.