As I was enjoying some of my homemade sourdough bread the other day as a sweet treat toasted with peanut butter, I started to wonder if I could adapt the recipe a bit to make it a sweet dough with a glaze topping. I think I've found something really great here! The taste is similar to a donut, with a hint of that signature sourdough flavor that I've come to love. These were amazing warm and fresh out of the oven, and oh so addicting!
If you haven't already started a sourdough starter, you should! It is a frugal and tasty way to bake with yeast, plus you get some healthy benefits from the fermentation process too. You can read all about how to do so here: How to Start a Sourdough Starter.
Now, let's get onto this delicious maple sticky bun recipe!
To start, you'll simply mix up the dough using a dough hook or by kneading by hand. The bulk rise will take about 3-4 hours or until it doubles in size.
Once the dough has doubled, you'll want to take it out of the bowl and roll it out flat into a rectangle (as best as you can). Prepare the filling and spread it onto the dough.
Next, you'll want to roll the dough into a log. This will give the buns their spiral appearance once they've been cut, which is the next step!
Using a very sharp knife, cut the log into equal parts.
Place the cut rolls on a butter-greased cast iron pan. I'm sure another type of pan would work too, but I've always had great luck with cast iron! Cover and allow the rolls to rise 1-2 hours.
Pour maple syrup over rolls evenly. Bake rolls at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Top with the powdered sugar glaze and store in an airtight container.
I hope your family will enjoy these as much as mine does! What's your favorite maple syrup recipe? Share in the comments!
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