Soft from-scratch rolls filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and fresh blackberries, topped with a smooth cream cheese glaze. Blackberry Sticky Buns are my favorite way to use up fresh blackberries!
I need to complain for a minute.
About the weather. This doggone tropical weather that won’t let me get anyyyyything done. The grass has been halfway mowed for oh I dunno, a week? It looks really cool.
There is an acre of dandelions between us and the road with a big stripe mowed down the middle. Classy.
And then there’s Lucy. Missy Prissy Lucy that does not want any part of walking in high grass or getting her feet wet which makes walking her pretty much impossible since all we have out here is damp dewy high grass. Can someone please tell her that she is definitely mixed with some kind of bird dog and tall grass is supposed to be her thing?
Or maybe we could just explain that she is a dog (one that is currently PASSED OUT on the sofa next to me with her head on a pillow like the diva she is).
There are big muddy puddles at the front door AND the back. So leaving the house in sandals or flip flops means mud between my toes (ew) but wearing my polka dot rain boots means my feet are hot and sweaty (double ew).
The most annoying problem though, besides the fact that my hair now has its own zip code I mean, is that I can’t get any work done!! Example #1- Blackberry Sticky Buns.
It occurred to me that I don’t have any sweet roll recipes on this site which is kind of offensive considering my mutual affection for both breakfast and dessert. So I hauled out my New Best Recipes from Cooks Illustrated book and found exactly the recipe I wanted to play with.
For those of you that are unfamiliar, that book is like a kitchen bible. It is full of awesome basic recipes that can easily be adapted, and spells out all the reasons why a recipe will or won’t work. It is an amazing reference and I highly suggest you add it to your cookbook shelf!
Last Saturday morning the sun was shining and I thought, “Ah ha!! Sticky Bun Day!”
But no sooner than I could mix up the dough and get it to rise did the clouds return leaving me with a pan full of really pretty Blackberry Sticky Buns that do not look really pretty in photos. I probably should have opted to just make The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler.
So the other day when we were talking about Peach Berry Crumble, and I was telling you that the food needs to LOOK like you wanna eat it? I was being serious.
But where these Blackberry Sticky Buns are concerned please disregard that statement.
Because even though the lighting is all cloudy blue, and I moved everything around so much chasing a sunshine that is obviously on summer vacation, that nothing is set up right and it all looks a little crayzay, these sticky buns are DELICIOUS.
Like warm gooey pull apart bakery quality delicious. Like the local coffee shop with the fresh baked goods has nothin on these babies delicious.
And they made me forget about all my muddy toe high maintenance puppy woes.
You should know going in that this recipe makes a big pan of pretty gimantico sticky buns. They would be perfect for a sleepover or a family brunch. Or a Saturday morning in my house where the bottomless pits with annoying boy metabolism live.
They also keep well (refrigerated) but are best all gooey and warm straight from the oven.
#1- Add only the LEAST AMOUNT OF FLOUR you can manage. You will definitely need the first 4 cups, but only add additional flour if your dough seems too sticky and wet. Humidity will play a role in how much flour you need and too much can make your rolls tough. #2- The corn syrup in the glaze is what gives it that glossy appearance just like the glaze from a package of cinnamon rolls. If you don't have it on hand feel free to omit it, but based on my results here I would HIGHLY recommend it!! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Cream Cheese Glaze:
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g
Recipe only slightly adapted from the New Best Recipe Revised Edition Cookbook
#1- Add only the LEAST AMOUNT OF FLOUR you can manage. You will definitely need the first 4 cups, but only add additional flour if your dough seems too sticky and wet. Humidity will play a role in how much flour you need and too much can make your rolls tough.
#2- The corn syrup in the glaze is what gives it that glossy appearance just like the glaze from a package of cinnamon rolls. If you don't have it on hand feel free to omit it, but based on my results here I would HIGHLY recommend it!!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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