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Sticky Buns



Oven 350 F

Yields 2 dozen

1 ½ cups warm water

  ½ cup sugar

1 tsp salt

¼ cup shortening




Mix ingredients in a large bowl with a mixer. Make sure the warm water is less than 115 F or it will kill the yeast.
2 pkgs yeast

  ½ cup warm water




In a separate small bowl or cup, mix the water and yeast with a fork until dissolved. Add to the batter. 
1 egg  Add to batter and mix well.  


5 cups flour

Add half the flour and mix well with the mixer.  Add the rest of the flour and mix well. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel and set in a warm place to rise for about one hour.


¼ cup flour Sprinkle the flour on the countertop in a 12” circle. Turn out the dough onto the flour.  Knead the dough 12 times. Form the dough into 2” balls. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with a towel and set in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Cool.


Buttercream icing: 

 ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter

2 cups Domino’s powdered sugar

½  tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp milk

A little warm water




Soften the butter in the microwave on the defrost setting, but don’t let it melt.  Mix all ingredients with the mixer.  Add a few drops of warm water at a time and mix well to thin the icing to the spreading consistency.

Frost the buns and serve. Make sure you have enough for seconds for everyone!

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