This is a very easy, flaky cinnamony (is that a word?) sticky bun. It’s kinda like a cinnamon roll, but it’s flaky and made with frozen puff pastry that you can buy at any grocery store. Experiment and make them your way. There is so much you can do….but I wanted something light and not too heavy and overly sweet. These were perfect. My favorite Food Network Chef, Ina Garten, made these awhile back and I did try her recipe but whooaa…dripping with butter and way too sweet. But I still love you Ina….and think you are fabulous, but I will stick with my recipe.
Simple Flaky Sticky Buns
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed and flattened out (it comes frozen, rolled, 2 to a box)
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
zest of 1 orange (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 deg. Very lightly butter a muffin pan (only 6 of the muffin cups). Flour a wood cutting board and unfold your puff pastry sheet carefully. Brush the surface of the dough with melted butter. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle all over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle on the orange zest. Roll up the dough (the long side) snuggly. Make sure the seam side is down. Carefully slice the dough into 6 equal pieces. Don’t smoosh it! Place each piece into a muffin cup. Bake until they are golden brown, usually about 25 minutes, depending on your oven. Remove from oven and wait a few minutes, but not too long. Be very careful, as hot sugar will BURN you badly. Trust me, I know! Turn your muffin over onto a plate. Be sure to scoop out any goo from the pan, onto your buns. Allow to cool. HEAVEN.