At Christmas time our family has many traditions and this one has been a favorite. These Sticky buns also known as Monkey Bread are fun and easy to make starting with frozen bread!
n 2003, Debbie was telling me that she makes sticky buns and leaves them on her neighbor’s doorstep on Christmas Eve. We borrowed her idea and continued the Farinella tradition in our house. Every Christmas Eve, the kids make a pan for our family to enjoy on Christmas morning and they also make another pan for our neighbors' including the baking instructions and a new Christmas kitchen towel. It is always fun for the kids to drop the goods on the doorstep, ring the doorbell, and RUN!
Our friends open their door and there are Christmas Morning Sticky Buns ready to rise on their counter.
After so many years though, there is no more mystery as to who left them, just a fun tradition! This is also a great gift idea to bring to someone anytime of the year. Super easy to throw together with only six ingredients! Add a new tea towel, a Bundt® pan (can be a disposable one), printed cooking instructions and this makes a great gift! And it's always fun to wake up to risen buns! 😄
In the morning pop the bundt pan in the oven and after about 20 minutes, violà, Morning Sticky Buns!
For a complete breakfast add an egg casserole (also made the night before). Go ahead, borrow the tradition, your family, friends and neighbors will love you for it!
- Bundt® pan
- Cooking spray or oil
- 1 bag Bridgford® frozen Parkerhouse Style Rolls, keep frozen (see Gr8 Tip below)
- 1 small box butterscotch pudding mix, cook and serve or instant, (keep it dry, do not make the pudding)
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
- 1 stick (½ cup) butter, melted
- Clean or new dishtowel, I keep my eye out while shopping for tea towels on sale.
- Grease pan on all sides including the flute.
- Place all the frozen rolls as evenly as possible in the greased pan.
- Combine the pudding mix, sugar, cinnamon, and nuts in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle the dry ingredient mixture evenly over the rolls.
- Pour the melted butter over the dry mixture.
- Lay the dishtowel over the pan.
- Set the pan on the counter overnight.
- In the morning, remove the dishtowel and, voilà, risen rolls! Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake in center of oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool for a few minutes on counter.
- Invert onto plate and serve!
- The frozen Bridgford Parkerhouse Style Rolls are found at most major supermarkets.
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