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‘B’s Sticky Buns’ Judged Best at First-Ever Contest at the 2010 PA Farm Show

‘B’s Sticky Buns’ Judged Best at First-Ever Contest at the 2010 PA Farm Show

Harrisburg – Belinda Myers of Dallastown, York County baked her “B’s Sticky Buns” to win the first Sticky Bun Contest from among 62 other entries on Friday, Jan. 15 at the 2010 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Myers, a part-time hairdresser and employee at Perry Dell Dairy, was absolutely shocked when they called her named as the winner.

“It’s wonderful! I just can’t believe it!” Myers exclaimed after winning the contest.

Myers not only earned bragging rights for baking the best sticky buns, but she also received $500 from event sponsor Good Foods Inc.

Second place and $100 went to Greta Slagill of Dillsburg, York County. Third place and $50 went to Alicia Knab of Hollidaysburg, Blair County. Eva Seibert of Allentown, Lehigh County received fourth place followed by Brenda Harper from Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County in fifth place.

The sticky buns were judged on overall appearance, flavor, inside characteristics including texture and lightness, as well as consistency.

The judges for the contest where Pennsylvania Jury Judge Howard Burrell, Sen. Mike Waugh, Paula Vitz of Capital Associates, retired Chief Financial Officer of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Bill Piper, and Bob Oberheim, a Farm Show Commission member.

“There’s nothing like a big, sloppy, gooey, sticky bun!” said Sen. Waugh about judging the contest.

Winning Recipe:
B’s Sticky Buns

½ cup sugar
½ cup lard
½ tsp salt
1 cup milk, scalded
2 tbsp dried potato flakes
1 cup water lukewarm
2 pkgs dry yeast
6 ½ cups flour

½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup soft butter (divided)

½ cup Golden Barrel Lite Corn Syrup
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup diced pecans
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar

In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, lard and salt for dough. Pour scalded milk over mixture. Cool. In a small bowl combine yeast and warm water. Set aside to dissolve.  When milk mixture is cooled, add eggs and potato flakes. Then add yeast mixture. Gradually add flour until soft dough forms. Knead lightly. Place in a greased bowl until double in size.

Divide dough in half. Roll out on floured surface into an 8” x 12” rectangle. Spread with half of the soft butter. Evenly spread half of sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up long side and seal. Cut into 1 inch dowels.

Prepare glaze by mixing all but pecans in medium bowl. Grease 24 – 2 ¾ inch custard cups. Place 1 tbsp of glaze at bottom. Divide pecans on top. Place one dowel in each cup. Let rise until double.

Place in a 350o oven for 12-15 minutes or light golden brown. Remove and cool for 2 minutes. Flip out. Serve warm or at room temperature.

(Also can bake in 8 inch square cake pans with 9 in each)

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 285 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 9-16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg.  Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit for details.


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