sticky bun


Definition of sticky bun

: a spiral-shaped cinnamon roll topped with melted brown sugar and butter

Examples of sticky bun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is nowhere in Goldendale to buy a cardamom sticky bun. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, "A Coronavirus Turf War in Klickitat County," 17 May 2020 The items also are available individually, and baked goods such as a 9-inch lemon cream pie with blueberry-mint whipped mascarpone ($20), six sticky buns ($14) or six double chocolate muffins can be ordered. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area restaurants are doing Mother's Day specials by takeout this year," 30 Apr. 2020 Among them: Urth Caffés, known for their stuffed French toast and pecan sticky buns; Madre Restaurants, featuring taco meal kits and a Oaxacan breakfast for two; and Honey Baked Ham outlets for traditional ham and turkey dinners. Sharon Boorstin, Los Angeles Times, "Ways to make the most of Easter in isolation," 8 Apr. 2020 Working on-site keeps her connected to her employees, her customers, her sticky buns. Beth Teitell,, "Joanne Chang’s office is a moveable feast," 27 Jan. 2020 For other sweet possibilities, cranberry sauce can go inside thumbprint cookies, rugelach or even a riff on sticky buns. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to use Thanksgiving leftovers," 22 Nov. 2019 There’s also a caseful of croissants, muffins, and sticky buns from Seven Stars Bakery in Providence. Globe Staff,, "Everything you need to know about eating at the new Time Out Market Boston," 28 June 2019 So Pickowicz—the executive pastry chef at Flora Bar and Café Altro Paradiso best known for her black-cardamom-heavy sticky buns—went back to basics. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Natasha Pickowicz Makes Fund-Raising for Planned Parenthood a Sweet Deal," 15 Oct. 2019 Smoked salmon crêpe, huevos rancheros, bourbon peaches & cream French toast, sticky bun à la mode and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Mother's Day in Louisville at brunch, Churchill Downs & more," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of sticky bun

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Sticky bun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sticky bun

chiefly US : a usually round sweet cake made with cinnamon and topped with melted brown sugar and butter

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