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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

the Kitchen Shoppe and Sticky Buns!!

Recently, my water aerobic friends and I attended our 2nd annual Lunch and Learn, sponsored by our good friend and fellow swimmer, and owner of the Kitchen Shoppe, Sue Hoffman. It’s a delightful hour and a half when the cooking school’s chef, Amber Clay, prepares lunch and shares her cooking tips with us. It’s a day when we fellowship together outside the walls of the Y and see each other fixed up in street clothes, make up and coiffed hair! (Instead of swimming suits, pale faces and flat hair!)

At some point during every swimming class, I tell the girls a cute joke….usually a blonde joke. If I don’t have a joke, I’m in big trouble! They look forward to the jokes. So on this occasion, they honored me with a card and each enclosed a joke for in my joke arsenal. They are so sweet. We will be enjoying these jokes for weeks to come.

I took advantage of a shopping opportunity at the Kitchen Shoppe while I was there and purchased a new, much needed bread machine. My old Welbuilt was dying after nearly 10 years of hard use. I made many loaves of bread in that machine-it served me well. It also made many, many pizzas, as well as our favorite sticky buns. Mmm!

After a ton of research, I chose a Zojirushi. It was more costly than many other bread machines, but seemed to be a sturdy machine that would withstand whole wheat breads. I am planning to also add a grain grinder to my kitchen collection sometime soon which will take my bread baking to a new level.

You can visit the Kitchen Shoppe at http://www.kitchenshoppe.com/

Sticky Buns

Combine the following ingredients in bread machine:

1 1/4 c. water
3 c. white flour
2 T dry milk
3 T sugar
1 tsp salt
3 T butter
2 tsp yeast

Set machine on dough cycle

Roll out dough into a rectangle on a floured surface.
(Dough will be wet and sticky.)

1/3 c. soft butter
1 tsp cinnamon
Spread butter on dough and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Preheat the oven to 375* .

Sticky Sauce
¼ c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. light corn syrup
½ c. pecans (optional)

Bring sticky sauce to a boil to dissolve ingredients.

Pour sticky sauce into a large baking pan.

Roll dough into a log and cut in equal pieces.

Place slices in sticky sauce.

Cover and allow to rise.
Bake at 375 * for 20-25 min .

Remove from the oven and immediately flip buns out on to serving platter.


1 comment:

  1. Tammy, Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. You have a nice blog too...I'm glad I have someone else to call on for some chicken advice! LOL!

    The sticky buns look wonderful, I'm gonna copy that recipe down.;D

    Come back and see me sometime and I'll be back to see you.




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