Light, fluffy and sticky, these sticky buns are also studded with fresh peach slices. A perfect sweet treat any time of day!
For the bread:
2 1/2 - 3cupsall-purpose flour
1/4cupwhite granulated sugar
2 1/4tsp.quick/rapid rise instant yeast
2Tbsp.butteror 2 Tbsp. veg oil
For the filling:
2peachespeeled and thinly sliced
Optional 6 Maraschino cherries
Combine 2 1/4 cups of the flour, the white sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer. In a small saucepan (or the microwave), heat the water, milk and 2 Tbsp. of the butter until too hot to touch. Stir into dry ingredients, then add egg. Mix in enough additional flour to make it soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining butter. (I just cut the butter into the sugar with a pastry blender. You could also mix it together in a food processor). Place 1/3 cup of brown sugar mixture into the bottom of a loaf pan. Add 2 Tbsp. water and stir together to make a sauce (may be a bit lumpy, but not to worry. The lumps are butter and that will melt). Place the maraschino cherries on top of the sauce, if using.
Roll the dough into a 9 x 14-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly on the dough, then sprinkle the sliced peaches on top. From the long side, roll up jelly roll style, trying not to pull or stretch the dough too much as you roll. Pinch the seam together and place on a cutting board, seam side down. Cut into 6 - 8 even slices (*I like to cut 1/2-inch off each end and then measure the remaining, divide by 6 or 8 and then pre-mark the dough lightly with the edge of the knife). Place the slices cut side up in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 40 - 60 minutes or until the dough has doubled.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Bake for about 35 minutes. Check at the 30 minute mark and cover loosely with foil if it is getting too brown on top. Remove from oven. Allow to rest for 5 minutes in the pan. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, then invert onto a cooling rack with a piece of parchment on top, to cool. To avoid a gummy dough, allow to cool almost completely before pulling off that first piece (I know it's hard to resist, but remember you can always warm it back up a bit with a few seconds in the microwave later).