Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Sticky Buns

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Sticky Buns

One of my favorite food memories is coming home from Church on a Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked sticky buns.  This recipe is my Mom’s and uses both chopped nuts and raisins but they are optional This recipe makes 12 buns.

Mom’s Sticky Buns


Amount       Measure        Ingredient 

6tablespoons  Butter

1 1/4            cups                dark molasses (I prefer Karo)

1/4               cup                  dark brown sugar

3                  cups                 flour

4                  teaspoons       baking powder

1 1/2           teaspoons       salt

1/2              cup                   shortening (I use Crisco solid shortening)

1                  cup                   milk

1/2              cup                   nuts, chopped fine (Optional)

2/3             cup                   raisins or chopped dates (Optional)


Raisin Filling

Combine 1/2 cup molasses, 1/3 cup raisins, and 2 tablespoons melted butter.  Set aside.


Mix the remaining molasses, butter, raisins, nuts and brown sugar in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Boil 1 minute.  Pour Topping into a lightly greased 9″ square baking pan.


Sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in shortening.  Add milk to make a soft dough.  Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12- by 8-inch rectangle, 3/4-inch thick. Spread with the Raisin Filling. Roll up filled dough from 1 long side, jelly-roll style.  Pinch edge of dough to seal and cut into 12 slices. Place buns, cut-side down, on Topping.

Bake at 375 F 45 minutes.  Immediately invert the pan onto a serving platter.  Let stand for 5 minutes to set the topping, and then lift off the pan. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.


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One Response to Family Recipe Friday – Mom’s Sticky Buns

  1. Jana Last says:


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    Have a wonderful weekend!

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