Coffee Sticky Buns
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 30-35 sticky buns
 
Ingredients
Dough:
  • 1 packet (2¼ teaspoons) dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk or soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 cups flour
Filling:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons milk or soy milk
Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2½ Tablespoons strong brewed coffee
Instructions
Dough:
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the yeast, 1 Tablespoon sugar and warm water. Let it sit for a few minutes, until the mixture starts to bubble.
  2. Add oil, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, sugar and half the flour. Beat to combine - the mixture should have the texture of a thick batter.
  3. Switch from the paddle attachment to the dough hook. Add remaining flour, then knead until a dough forms.
  4. Continue to knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover bowl tightly and set aside to rise for about 1½ to 2 hours, until doubled in bulk.
Assemble the sticky buns:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a small pot, combine all filling ingredients over medium/high heat and cook until it starts bubbling around the edges, then turn the flame down to low. (Watch carefully to ensure that the mixture does not boil over.) Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it's thickened and reduced. The mixture will still be quite runny at this point - you can cool it for about ten minutes to let it thicken.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the dough. On a floured surface, roll out the dough as thin as possible. (This may be easier to do in batches, rather than all at once.)
  4. Pour some of the filling into a 9"x13" baking pan, covering the bottom of the pan. Spread the remaining filling over the rolled out dough. If you have too much filling for the dough, pour extra onto the bottom of the pan. Roll the dough up tightly to form a long roll.
  5. Cut the roll into slices, about 1 inch wide, then place cut side up into the prepared baking pan. Put them close together - this will force the dough to rise upward.
  6. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, until the tops are golden and the buns feel firm.
Prepare the glaze:
  1. Combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl. You can make it a bit thicker or thinner by adding some more powdered sugar or coffee.
To serve:
  1. Remove sticky buns from pan. Turn them over to show the sticky side. Drizzle glaze over them and enjoy!
Recipe by Overtime Cook at http://overtimecook.com/2015/12/30/coffee-sticky-buns/