Saturday, April 10, 2010

Quick Sticky Buns

Today some friends and I gathered to make cupcakes for our guy friends. They are on a hockey team called the Narwhals (awesome, I know), and they're in the championships tomorrow! So these girls decided it would be a good idea to make something special. We made Narwhal cupcakes, and made posters to hold up at the game. It was so much fun.

In my usual nature, I felt the need to bring food for everyone. What's a morning of baking cupcakes without some mimosas and a casserole? The girls loved the recipes so much, that I had to share.

The first one is from one of my favorite magazines: Real Simple. I have snipped numerous recipes from their pages, and this one certainly proved worth it!

Serves 10, Hands-on Time: 10m, Total Time: 20m

1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and thinly sliced into 10 pieces
1 medium banana, thinly sliced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) pecans, chopped
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 7.5-ounce tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

1. Heat oven to 375° F.

2. Drop a piece of butter in the bottom of each of 10 compartments of a muffin tin. Arrange the banana slices on top. Sprinkle the pecans and brown sugar over the bananas. Top each compartment with a biscuit. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

3. Place a baking sheet on top of the muffin tin while the buns are still hot. Carefully flip the tin over, tapping the bottom to release the buns. Transfer to a platter. Serve warm.

They turned out so delicious, that almost everyone (including myself) went back for seconds.... the next recipe will come in the next post! :)

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