7.11.2013

Happy half birthday to me!

Yesterday was my half birthday and before you snicker or say to yourself who celebrates that, well I do. Growing up my family celebrated half birthdays I mean why not celebrate? No gifts were involved or cards, just a delicious breakfast of quick sticky buns as they were called. I made them yesterday for myself of course and wanted to share them with you all because they are just too good and also because I feel a bit guilty for the lack of recipes in recent weeks :-) 
These quick sticky buns are exactly that quick! No yeast is involved so you don't want to worry about having to set the dough aside to rise. You can make these buns in the morning you plan to eat them because that is when they are most delicious and also you don't have to make a frosting for these sticky buns. There is melted butter and maple syrup base that makes the top of the sticky buns. The best part when the maple syrup/butter hardens just a bit and it creates a candy substance. It is amazing and my family would always fight for those pieces.
First, gather together your ingredients. For the filling, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. For the dough, 9 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 cup milk.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a sauce pan, melt together the maple syrup and 4 tablespoons of butter.

Allow the mixture to boil for 30 seconds then pour into a 9 inch round cake pan.

In a bowl, combine the filling, the walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar.

In your mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.


Melt another 4 tablespoons of butter then pour into the mixing bowl. Mix the three ingredients together until completely combined. Then pour in the milk and mix the ingredients together thoroughly. On a floured surface, knead the dough for a bit then roll it out into a 12"X9" rectangle.



Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and brush the melted butter all over the dough.

Pour the filling over the dough on an even layer.

Roll up the dough length wise and crimp the end.

 Cut the dough into 8 sections, we got 7 then place them into the melted butter and maple syrup.

Cook the buns for 25 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and place a plate over the top of the cake pan. Flip it over so the maple syrup bottom is now on the top.

Then serve, eat and enjoy!
*I apologize for the quality of these photos. I was 6am when I woke up to make these buns. I intended to use my big camera but couldn't find the camera card and didn't want to turn on the light to wake up. Of course I found it later in the day on his night stand, where all camera cards properly belong :/
Now please tell me some of your family celebrated half birthdays too and how did you celebrate.

29 comments:

P!nky said...

I think half birthdays are awesome! Great recipe!

xoxo

The Pink Growl said...

YUMMMMY!

Kayla Peveler said...

Now I'm drooling ALL over my desk. Gaahhh!

Sarah said...

Those look so yummy! We're actually throwing Baby Fox a half birthday party in two weeks! We figure being born on Christmas he sort of gets the birthday shaft, so we decided to throw parties for him in the summer! :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Oh this looks delicious!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Britt Douglas said...

Ooh that looks so good! My half birthday was last week (the 3rd) and I was up at camp so nothing special was done. Will have to remember to request cake next year :) xo

Rachel Lawson said...

oooh! This looks delish!! High five for your family and you keeping up with the tradition of celebrating half birthdays! I think that's really sweet!

xo
Rachel

Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

Yummm! I'm not even hungry since I had breakfast only 30 minutes ago, but I want these now! I bet my hubby would LOVE me to make them :)

awhite said...

Happy half birthday! :) I love this idea because I'm a December baby, which means birthdays are always cold/snowy/icy. A half birthday celebration would mean summer BBQ- I could get on board with that.

Happy Thursday, doll!

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Kathryn said...

Yum, these look delicious! I would love to make them. And happy half birthday!

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

mmmmm happy again half birthday dear! :)
-wHiT

Carly said...

Oh YUMMMMMM!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

CALLIE said...

I am all in for any type of celebration... half or whole!! ha

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Seriously, these look AMAZING! On the to do list right now :)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Y.U.M!! These look delicious!! I have never used my dough hook on my mixer...I think these need to be its maiden voyage!!

brooke lyn said...

i am all for celebrating half birthday! happy half to you and feel free to send some buns my way, please :)

Alexa said...

Next year I am totally coming over for this! Haha

Allison said...

I say yay to celebrating anything and everything!!!! And these look amazing. Happy Half Birthday to you!

Heather said...

Happy half birthday! These sticky buns look delicious!

Jane said...

what a great family tradition, half birthdays :) happy half birthday!

Sarah Mc. said...

Oh, I think I will die- those look so delicious!

Johanna said...

Happy half girlfriend! I like your style!

Darby Hawley said...

You're so right! Why not spend more time throughout the year celebrating?! There is so much negativity in the world, we could all use another sticky bun to sweeten us up! We do half birthdays too, just because our birthdays are over Christmas and get skipped lol

Kasey Lynne said...

DELICIOUS!
So jealous that I didn't get to eat these while celebrating your half birthday with you.

Val said...

Wishing you the best birthday, ever!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Happy half-birthday! Those look delish!

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

Yummy! Happy half-birthday :)

Sarah Alway said...

I have never celebrated half birthdays but it sounds like a fun idea... maybe I should start!

Sarah @ Life As Always

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Oh those look SO great!