What are your favourite memories from your childhood? Is it a special trip you went on with your family? Or maybe a certain recipe your parents always made, that to this day reminds you of when you were growing up? With me, many of my cherished childhood memories revolve around food, being in the kitchen with my Mom and family and enjoying delicious meals my Mom would cook. The smell of baking bread always brings me back to my childhood kitchen, sitting down to a dinner of baked beans and homemade bread. We always slathered that bread with butter.... there was no better way to eat it. Or Sunday morning pancakes, with butter and syrup. Even toast with butter makes me think of cold winter mornings, sitting down to breakfast before school. Since I could remember, I loved butter and prefer to use it in cooking and baking, rather than margarines and oils.
This is one of the reasons I am so excited to be a Gay Lea Foods Ambassador! For the next year, I will be sharing the awesomeness that comes from Gay Lea products. Like their newest product, that just reached store shelves a few weeks ago; NEW Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadable Butter! Two classic flavours, cinnamon and brown sugar, pair together with the deliciousness of butter. Together they create a super awesome spreadable butter, perfect for baking, or for a simple way to make cinnamon sugar toast!
When I first heard of this Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Butter, I immediately thought that it would be fabulous in sticky buns or cinnamon rolls. Then I thought of the sticky buns my mom made, when I was little. This recipe was passed down from my grandmother and does not use yeast. I'm guessing yeast was expensive back then, and it was simpler to use this method. These sticky buns are not a big and thick as yeast buns, but they are just as good. The dough is fluffy and tender and the syrup thickens to an amazing glaze. I decided to add in some apples today, to switch things up. Super wonderful, easy to make and sure to have your kids begging for more!
Old Fashion Apple Cinnamon Sticky Buns
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C butter
1 Tbs water
2 C flour
1/4 C sugar
21/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3- 3/4 C milk
1/4 C Gay Lea Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadable Butter
1 apple chopped
1/4 C brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put brown sugar, butter and water into a 9x9-inch baking dish and place in the oven to melt the butter. Once butter is melted, stir to combine and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in milk, starting with 2/3 of a cup; adding more if needed. Stir together to form a soft dough (you don't want to over work the dough, it will make the buns tough).
Turn out to a well floured surface and roll out to a 10x12- inch rectangle. Spread with Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadable Butter, and sprinkle with chopped apples. Sprinkle with an additional 1/4 C brown sugar and roll up, starting with the long end of the dough. Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices and place into the baking dish, cut side down. Bake for 22-25 minutes until golden brown and dough is baked through, between buns. Turn out immediately to a platter and scoop any remaining glaze on top of the buns.
“Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own."
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