Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 30 mins

I finally found a copy of the "America the Beautiful" cookbook, & this is one of my favorite recipes from it... these disappear very quickly! I am guessing on the prep time, but it does include resting & rising times for the dough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scald milk and cool to lukewarm, then stir in sugar, salt and yeast.
  2. Stand for 2 minutes.
  3. Beat in the eggs, potato and 1½ cups of the flour until just mixed.
  4. Stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Melt ½ cup of butter, cool to lukewarm, and after the 10 minutes has elapsed mix the butter into the yeast mixture.
  6. Stir in the remaining flour 1 cup at a time, until dough is smooth and not sticky.
  7. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic, adding more flour if needed.
  8. Transfer to a greased bowl, cover and let rise until tripled in size, about 3 hours.
  9. Melt another ½ cup of butter.
  10. Divide dough in half and roll each piece into a ¼ inch thick rectangle and brush with the melted butter.
  11. Combine ½ cup brown sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle on each piece of dough.
  12. Roll up like a jelly roll and slice into 1” pieces (9 per roll, 18 total).
  13. Melt the remaining butter (3/4 cup) and add 2 cups brown sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat and pour the mixture into a greased pan.
  14. (Recipe suggests 2 x 8-inch square pans, but I have also used one large roasting pan) Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the sugar mixture and place rolls flat side down.
  15. Cover and let rise again until doubled, about 1 hour.
  16. Preheat oven to 180c.
  17. Cook rolls until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.
  18. Invert rolls onto a plate as soon as they come out of the oven so the caramel runs over the tops.
  19. Best served warm.


Most Helpful

Followed recipe to the letter. Not the sticky buns I remember. Not bad, but the special spice flavor wsn't there, nor was the "droolong" caramel. They also have a tendancy to dry out quickly, so if not eat soon after coming out of the oven, left-overs do not keep well. Will try another.

rontaylor1998 December 05, 2008

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