Something about the holiday season makes me want to make special treats like these and enjoy them with family! I have certain recipes that never seem to see the light of day until the holidays roll around. Every year I think “I should make these more often” and then I never seem to get it done. I just might be a procrastinator!
This recipe originally came from the mother of one of my coworkers. She made it several times and send it in for us for special events, etc. It was always a hit with everyone. Try it and I think you’ll agree that it’s fast, easy and delicious. The only thing that takes time and patience is waiting for the bread dough to rise.
- 2 loaves of frozen bread dough
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 package large size vanilla cook and serve pudding (don’t get the instant)
- Melt the butter in a medium size pan and add the sugar, milk and pudding
- Cook over medium heat until the ingredients bubble
- Set aside
- Butter a deep pan (I purchased a Hefty EZ Foil disposable pan that was 10 x 10 square by 3 1/2 inches deep)
- Roll out the bread dough to approximately 1/2 inch thick and sprinkle with cinnamon
- Roll the dough up
- Cut into approximately 1 1/2 inch pieces
- Place the pieces into the buttered pan
- Poor the heated sugar, milk, butter and pudding mixture over the dough
- Allow to rise for 2 hours
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes
If the buns seem a little doughy after the baking time, cover them with foil and bake them a little longer.
Nuts, such as pecans or walnuts can be added to this recipe as well, according to taste.
When I shop for frozen bread dough, I always seem to find bags with 3 loaves instead of 2. This actually works out fine for me because I use that 3rd loaf to bake a fresh loaf of bread. Who can resist warm sweet delicious sticky buns or warm bread fresh from the oven with melted butter. Either one is comfort food at it’s best!