National Sticky Bun Day is observed annually on February 21st.
Originally known as “schnecken” and still considered to be a Philadelphia specialty, it is believed that the sticky bun’s origin in the United States began in the 18th century when the German settlers brought baking tradition with them when they began settling near Pennsylvania.
Most often served for breakfast or as a dessert, sticky buns consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough that often contain brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon. Before the dough is placed in the pan, the pan is lined with sticky sweet ingredients such as maple syrup, honey, nuts, sugar and butter. When the buns are finished baking, they are then flipped upside down so that the sticky bottom becomes the topping.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you are craving this delicious sticky delight, try making some of your own with one these sticky bun recipes: