I grew up in the summer time at my Grammie’s beach house. It was 3 blocks from the beach in Avalon, NJ. It was my 2nd home. It was the kind of place where you biked to get places….and most shops where family owned. It was the place Bill and I chose to be married. My Grammie built her house back in 1970. Back when nobody knew how fabulous a place Avalon was….

And this recipe reminds me of those mornings when my dad and I would get on our bikes before everyone else was awake and we would bike to the bakery to get some fresh sticky buns. They are heaven—really they are heaven… This recipe is so close to the original I can almost smell the salt-air and cool ocean breeze as I eat them ;)  Hope you can too!
Here is the dough recipe…

4 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 envelopes instant yeast

1 cup milk, warm

1/3 cup butter

1 egg

For dough: combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast in large bowl; add milk, butter and egg; beat 1 minute; stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough; knead dough on floured board for 5 minutes; place in greased bowl; cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 1/4 hours.

After dough rises….combine the filling ingredients in a bowl…..
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 T cinnamon
1/8 t ground ginger
pinch of nutmeg
Also, in a small saucepan combine the topping
1 C dark corn syrup
1/2 C honey
1/2 C brown sugar
1/3 C butter
Just heat until combined. Let cool.
Roll out dough….to about 15 X 10. I use silpat….works so good with this dough! Sprinkle with the filling. Also sprinkle with some raisins (about 1/2 cup of so)
Roll up tight and pinch to close the end….grab some floss and slice into 12 good size sticky buns.
Meanwhile, pour the topping that has cooled a bit into 2 pans ( I was sharing so that is why I have 3). Place the cut buns on top. These can stay in the fridge for up to 48 hours. We take them out of the fridge on Christmas morning. And then bake them 350 for 30 minutes. Let them stand for a minute or 2 when they come out of the oven…then invert all that gooey goodness that is so sticky and yummy and dig in!

Merry Christmas! See you next week :)
Be Inspired to be Clever ;)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

    Tracie, this is a great post! Our family traditions is homemade cinnamon buns on Christmas morning while the presents are being unwrapped and the big breakfast/brunch follows! Yummy :D
    Merry Christmas,

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