The Rosie Show Sticky Buns

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“I got this recipe from the Rosie O'Donnell Show when it was on the air. I've had the recipe for a few years but am just now getting around to making them and I'm glad I did! They are fantastic. I wasn't sure how the dough would turn out because when I was kneading it the butter did not seem to incorporate very well. I think I may melt the butter next time I make these. Anyway, the dough turned out fine after all. These are very tasty and sticky!”
3hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dough:
  2. In bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp honey in warm water.
  3. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  4. By hand, beat in remaining honey, the egg, salt, 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup butter until smooth, 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining flour until soft dough forms.
  6. Knead on floured surface 2 minutes until smooth.
  7. Form ball.
  8. Butter bowl with 1 tsp butter; put dough in bowl.
  9. Cover with plastic.
  10. Let rise 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until doubled.
  11. Brush 13x9x2-inch baking pan with melted butter.
  12. Topping:
  13. In saucepan, heat sugar, syrup and butter, stirring until smooth.
  14. Remove from heat; add honey & nuts.
  15. Pour in prepared pan to coat the bottom.
  16. Filling:
  17. Punch down dough; on floured surface roll dough to 20x12-inch rectangle.
  18. Brush with butter; sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  19. Roll up from long side.
  20. Cut into 20 (1-inch) slices.
  21. Arrange slices in pan, evenly spaced.
  22. Cover.
  23. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  24. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  25. Bake 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  26. Cool in pan 1 minute.
  27. Invert platter over pan; turn out buns onto platter.
  28. When lukewarm pull apart into individual buns.

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