Blast it all, I wish I could remember more about that book! It was a Winnie the Pooh book from when I was a kid, & I'm sure it was one of the newfangled ones they did in the 1980's. What I remember most, though, was Roo lamenting to Kanga that he couldn't wait to grow up so he could be his own boss and do whatever he wanted to do. Bedtimes? For suckers! Cake for breakfast? You know it! And while I'm sure the moral of the tale had something to do with not rushing through the stages of life and bedtimes not really being a bad thing (I'm with you on that one, Kanga), all I took away was a 'cake for breakfast' mentality. Being a grownup is terrific!
Seeing that I don't want 421-KIDS called on me, I decided to adapt the 'cake for breakfast' idea to a more psychologically appealing notion centered around the idea of the 'breakfast roll' a la cinnamon, et. al. But, who am I trying to kid (answer: myself)? It's cake for breakfast. Oh, and if you want to eat them anywhere near breakfast time, you'll need to start them the night before. No lie.
Without further ado... Pineapple Upside Down Sticky Buns!
1/4 C pineapple juice (microwave it for 12 sec. or so. Just slightly warmer than you)
1 packet or 2 1/4 tsp yeast
Dissolve yeast in juice (about 5 minutes. It will foam like CRAZY)
In mixing bowl combine:
1/2 C Flour (bread or all-purpose)
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C Milk
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla
Mix on low speed of mixer or (bless your heart) by hand until just combined.
2 1/4 C Flour (bread or all-purpose)
After fully incorporated, kneed (with dough hook or by hand) until smooth and elastic.
Took about 7 minutes on speed 4 with the kitchenaid for me.
Then, take one stick of softened butter and add to dough. Beat it in (speed setting 6) until fully incorporated.
Dough is ready to stick in the fridge overnight, so spray a mixing bowl with vegetable spray, scrape dough into bowl, cover with plastic wrap, put it in the refrigerator, and go to bed.
Good morning! Hope you slept well :)
Put dough on floured surface and roll it out with your floured rolling pin (10 in. oval-ish or so).
Sprinkle dough with:
1/4 C Brown Sugar
dust with Cinnamon
Roll it up & slice it into 9 equal sized pieces (serrated knife works really well).
Time to make the glaze:
In a small pan, combine:
1 C Brown Sugar
1/2 Stick of Butter
1/2 C Crushed pineapple
Heat over medium stirring until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted.
Pour glaze in greased 8x8 inch pan.
Place rolls in 3 rows of 3 in pan.
Let rise for about an hour
Preheat oven to 350°
Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven & let sit for 5 min.
Invert pan onto serving platter, lift a & voila!
14 hours later and you're ready for breakfast :-p