Monday, February 22, 2021

Overnight Sticky Rolls


As all of you may have heard, we've had a rough time this past week in Texas.  We had record low temperatures, lots of snow, power outages, and damage worse than Hurricane Harvey.  Thankfully, I did not lose power or have any damage that I know of.  My daughter's house lost power off and on, they had a gas leak and two pipes that burst.  However, I'd like to share a story of goodness in the world.  Her husband went to pay the repairman and he said that it would cost $1200.00.  However, the man saw the United States Marines sign in their yard, and asked about Connor. He waived the charge and said to tell Connor "Thank you for his service".  Is that not a heartwarming story??


Since I have a February birthday, I'm sipping a cup of tea from my Royal Albert Flowers of the Month Violets teacup.  

Here's Harper with Olaf!  

Here's my son pulling little Hayden!   I have another heartwarming story about Hayden.  My son texted me one night and said that he had asked Hayden, "How'd you get so cute...was it from Mama or Daddy?"  Hayden answered,  "It was from Nana".  Oh my goodness, that completely melted my heart.  I asked if she could get any sweeter, and he said, "Well, actually yes she could, because it was 9:30 and she was still up!" 

Yield: 15 delicious buns
Author: Kitty
Overnight Sticky Buns

Overnight Sticky Buns

This recipe came from Betty Crocker and it's wonderful to fix the night before and then bake the next morning. Mine did not rise that much overnight, so I left them to rise covered in my oven with a pan of warm water below.


  • Rolls:
  • 3 and 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour or Bread flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages regular or quick active dry yeast
  • 1 cup very warm milk (120°F to 130°F) 
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup (I used light)
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves
  • Pecan Filling:
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened


  1. In large bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour, the granulated sugar, salt and yeast. Add milk, 1/3 cup butter and the egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, to make dough easy to handle.
  2. On lightly floured surface, gently roll dough in flour to coat. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased large bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour 30 minutes or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  3. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter to boiling, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in corn syrup; cool 5 minutes. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with pecan halves.
  4. In small bowl, mix all filling ingredients except 2 tablespoons butter until crumbly. Punch down dough. On floured surface, pat or roll into 15x10-inch rectangle. Spread with 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle with filling. Roll up tightly, beginning at 15-inch side. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal; stretch and shape to make even. Cut into fifteen 1-inch slices. Place slightly apart in pan.
  5. Cover unbaked rolls tightly; immediately refrigerate at least 12 hours (to allow for rising) but no longer than 48 hours.  See NOTE.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees.   Uncover and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Let pan remain about 1 minute so caramel can drizzle over rolls.


My rolls had not risen very much in the fridge overnight. I put the covered pan of rolls in my oven with a pan of very hot water below to let them rise, and then baked them.

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  1. Goodness, what a terrible time Texas has been having. I'm pleased to hear you escaped relatively unscathed, Kitty. What a kind fellow to waive your daughters fee. America is filled with wonderful stories of people helping their fellow man. Let's hope it begins to warm up soon. Happy Birthday to you, lovely Kitty. Put your feet up and enjoy some tea and sticky bun.

  2. I'm glad to hear you and your family are all doing well Kitty! Also, that's very nice about the gentleman waiving the fee because of Connor's service, big smiles:@) It's been about 100 years since I've tried making cinnamon rolls, that might be a fun project while it's still cold outside. Have a great week!

  3. Happy Birthday Day Week Kitty! I love your pretty teacup and your sticky buns look irresistible, I wish I had one this morning! I love seeing your cute grandgirls enjoying the snow. Your story of the charge waived in recognition of Connor's service warms the heart!! How wonderful and I love sweet Hayden's comment too. Hope you're warming up and glad you didn't have any damage from the storm. ♥

    P.S. I lost my first comment if it shows up, please delete ;)

  4. I'm glad to hear that you didn't have any problems but so sorry to hear about your daughters house. The sticky rolls look amazing and I bet taste delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Hope you have a nice week Kitty.

  5. A snowman is something you don't see every day down in Texas! I loved your delightful stories, Kitty! That little Hayden is precious, isn't she? What a little doll! I was warmed by what the repairman did for your daughter. It is indeed heartwarming to know that there are folks who care enough to give of their time and service in recognition of a brave young man who serves his country! I have been thinking about you all and praying {like I always do}. I'm so glad you had no major problems and I pray the weather will warm up soon. God bless you and your family, Kitty! Hugs, Sandi

  6. Oh, how could I forget? Happy Birthday, my dear friend! xox

  7. I thought about you, Kitty, and hoped that you fared well through the terrible storms. Thanks be to God for His care. Hayden is a darling and her comment is certainly one to treasure. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday!

  8. Happy Birthday month! I love your pretty tea cup, and there is nothing better than cinnamon buns for breakfast. Your story of the charge waived in recognition of Connor's service made me smile. Hayden's comment melts a grandmother’s heart. ♥️

  9. Happy Birthday!Gorgeous teacup and wonderful stories!That recipe looks yummy. Your post is adorable as ever!I am glad you and yours are safe and well. Best wishes.

  10. I was thinking of you last week. Glad to hear that you and your family are doing OK. The repairman's act of kindness supports the tweet I saw earlier: "Texas is a place of big skies and big hearts."

    Happy Birthday Week!

    P.S. Hayden's cute comment: Out of the mouths of babes. HA!

  11. Oh Kitty, such wonderful stories. My heart is warmer now. How amazing!!! ♥♥♥

  12. Aw, what a sweet compliment, Nana! Lol. Kids are so cute, you just never know what they're going to say. Those sticky rolls look amazing.

  13. I just loved reading those good heart stories, Kitty. Hayden is a sweetie, but I have no doubt it comes from her Nana. I hope you enjoyed your birthday.♥

  14. Happy Birthday Kitty! Your tea cup is so beautiful! I would love to wake up to the aroma of those sticky buns. I’m so glad you didn’t loose power, you were so lucky…I have been praying for everyone, such an horrific storm. The story of the repairman really boosts my spirit and shows that there are still truly good people in our world… and “out of the mouths of babes”…💕

  15. Two wonderful stories, Kitty! I'm so glad that you were spared the heat and water outage and were spared burst pipes and that your daughter and SIL were spared the cost of repairs. Connor will love hearing that story too. What a sweet thing for Hayden to say about you. ♥ When was your birthday? Hope you had a happy one! Love the teacup and those sticky rolls sound amazing!

  16. A lovely post, I adored seeing the photographs.
    So pleased to read that you and your family are all doing well.
    So nice to get that fee waived because of Connor's service.

    Belated Happy Birthday Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear friend! I hope your birthday was happy and filled with much joy! Aw, little Hayden is SO sweet. What a precious thing for her to say! I can't get over that man waiving the fee for the repair for your daughter. That is just proof that there really are still good people here in this evil world. May the Lord bless you and your family and keep you safe through this storm. Praying for you!

  18. Happy Birthday week! Your pretty cup and saucer and the sticky bun are both inviting. I've always loved violets and wished I could grow them. Little violas are the best I can do. happy to know there are kind people out there taking care of others. Keep up the celebration!

  19. oh ... sticky rolls! I could use a couple of them right from the oven, right about now! with a big mug of tea, of course ...

  20. Happy Birthdays to your sweet grands. Such a pretty teacup. A sticky bun would be delightful with my cup of coffee. Many thanks to Connor for his service. How sweet your son is pulling Hayden. Hayden's sweet comment must have made you smile. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe. I am happy to feature your sticky buns at Love Your Creativity. xo

  21. Thank you for the recipe! Looks delicious! Stay warm! ;)


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