Sesame Seed Sticky Buns / by Brian Staffield

Sesame Seed Sticky Buns
Sesame Seed Sticky Buns
baking ingredients

We're taking a lil break! I'm starting up a few new projects including a Podcast! And Katy is going to be in SE Asia for a month, so we're taking a lil break and will be back in March with some more amazing recipes!! So this post is going to have to hold you over for a while.

Sesame Seed Sticky Buns
eggs and sesame seeds
sticky buns
sticky buns

Sesame Seed Sticky Buns


  • 2 packages of Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 5 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 cup Butter softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
Fillin'

  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds 
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon ground
  1. In a large mixing bowl add the yeast, warm water, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Place in a warmish environment for about 10 minutes. I recommend using the microwave, but don't turn it on! It'll kill all those farting bacteria and you'll end up with sticky flats instead of sticky buns!
  2. Combine the yeast mixture with the buttermilk, eggs, 2 1/2 cups of flour, butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Once all the ingredients are well incorporated start adding the rest of the flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough becomes tacky. 
  3. Knead the dough out on a clean(ish) surface that's lightly covered in flour until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. 
  4. Oh did you preheat your oven to 375°? Cause you should probably do that now.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 separate balls. Roll out each ball into a 12x7 inch rectangle.
  6. In a small mixing bowl mix together all the fillin' ingredients.
  7.  Spread the fillin' evenly across one of the dough sheets. Place the other sheet across the other. Crimp the edges and cut it into 12 strips.
  8. Coat a casserole pan with butter. Add a handful of brown sugar to the bottom of the pan and evenly spread it. 
  9. Roll up each dough strip into, well rolls. Evenly space them in the pan. Cover and let them double in size. Go watch an episode of Arrested Development or something.
  10. Oh man! That GOB! Okay now you can start baking the buns. About 30 minutes should do it. 
  11. Once the buns have finished baking IMMEDIATELY dump them out of the pan upside down onto a baking sheet with parchment paper on it. Let them cool a bit and start stuffing them in your face!

Sesame Seed Sticky Buns
Sesame Seed Sticky Buns
Sesame Seed Sticky Buns

These pictures that will stick with you are taken by Katy Weaver!

Sesame Seed Sticky Buns