Sunday, February 21 is National Sticky Bun day. Traditionally, sticky buns are a breakfast pastry that consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough, containing brown sugar or cinnamon. They are a delightful morning treat and are complimented well by a steaming hot cup of coffee.
In observance of this very important holiday, visit some of your local bakeries, serving up gooey, sweet, and satisfying sticky buns. A Denver staple is the Duffeyroll cafe. With two locations Duffeyroll, is a local favorite since 1986. They offer three different sizes of rolls, with a choice of six of their signature glazes. The cafe also has a menu filled with sandwiches, soups, and other baked goods, for those looking for other tastes.
Gateaux Specialty Cakes & Pastries is another great place to try a local twist on the standard sticky bun. Gateaux is a Denver gem, owned and operated by previous pastry chefs at the acclaimed Brown Palace Hotel. They offer a delicious, croissant based version of the traditional morning treat, that is more and more delicious after every bite!
Also, recently mentioned, is the Rise and Shine Biscuit bakery. This neighborhood eatery offers up delicious biscuits. However, one of the best options is the cinnamon roll biscuit. Flaky dough, topped with icing, accompanied by hot coffee, makes for a satisfying breakfast. Also, those who stop by tomorrow, will have the opportunity to try a unique twist on a biscuit, with their Bloody Mary biscuit. Who can pass that up?
So, while the snow falls on a Sunday in February, and you are looking for something to warm your belly, bundle up, step out, and get your fingers sticky!