BBA #7: Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns

by Holly on July 10, 2009

For round 7 of the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge I decided I didn’t want to choose between making the cinnamon rolls vs the sticky buns because I really love them both. It was easy enough to just cut my log of dough into 12 pieces (just under 1 1/2-inches each roughly) and to bake six as cinnamon rolls and use the other six for sticky buns.

I then made a half batch of the caramel glaze mixture and placed it in the bottom of a 9-inch round pan, placed the rolls, covered, held them in the refrigerator overnight. All I had to do was get up a bit early the next morning and sit them out on the counter for a couple of hours to rise.
While this dough was delicious, and a joy to work with, I really preferred them as the sticky buns because I really didn’t particularly care for the lemon zest in the dough. I liked it – but just ok. I wouldn’t probably put it in again – though I WILL switch it to orange next time and turn these into orange rolls instead with an orange cream cheese glaze.

The dough was tender, easy to make, easy to work with and the sticky bun glaze was easy to make and really delicious!

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Tracey July 10, 2009 at 2:41 am

My mouth is watering – those look sooo yummy! Send me a few for breakfast tomorrow, please? 🙂

Katrina July 10, 2009 at 3:10 am

Wow, they both look fabulous. Mmmmm! Seriously, great job.

Frieda July 10, 2009 at 3:14 am

I made both, too and enjoyed the sticky buns…did you put a pan under to catch the glaze 'lava'?

Rebecca July 10, 2009 at 3:59 am

Those pictures are cruel. So cruel. I want I want I want.

Manggy July 10, 2009 at 7:36 am

Oh! I didn't know you didn't like lemon that much! I will take them if there are any left, hee hee 🙂 I mean, just look at 'em! Perfect! 🙂

Nancy/n.o.e July 10, 2009 at 10:17 am

Beautiful job, Holly. Thanks for previewing both versions for me, but really, they both look so good, it's not making my choice any easier. Hat's off to you keeping the Challenge's weekly pace!

susies1955 July 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm

OK, OK I love it. Such great photos. Such a great recipe. Makes me want some NOW.

Y July 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Wow those look amazing. I'm all about glaze and yours look glaze-tastic!

Deanna July 10, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Oh man, I am dragging this Friday morning and I wish I had one of these to pick me up!

vibi July 10, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Mmmmm… I wish I'd be such a good baker, but yeast and I have dovirced a long time ago… so… hum… ahem, I guess I'll just have to invite myself won't I? Where is it again, that you live???

pinkstripes July 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Both look yummy! I can't wait to make them.

Like your new blog look.

talat July 11, 2009 at 12:07 am

Both look insanely delicious but I'm more a sticky bun kind of gal. Yum!

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haleysuzanne July 11, 2009 at 3:11 am

Gorgeous! I love how golden brown your cinnamon rolls turned out. I also agree about the orange flavoring – I love the combo of orange and cinnamon. I wish I had just made that substitution to start with.

Leslie July 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I'm sorry, did you say something? I can't focus on anything except those insanely delicious-looking sticky buns!

Vera July 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm

These sticky buns are calling me! Total perfection, Holly!

Di July 12, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Mmm, things to look forward to. =) Both the cinnamon rolls and sticky buns look delicious. I've made the cinnamon roll version before, and I think I must have left out the lemon zest, because I don't remember tasting it. Hmm.

Maria July 12, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Love your buns:) They turned out perfectly!

pinkstripes July 14, 2009 at 1:17 am

Both look amazing! I loved the cinnamon buns, they were the best I ever tasted. YUM.

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