Let's start with a quick and dirty cinnamon bun idea - one created by Amy Rosen and documented here on her blog. Doesn't get any faster than this.
The Cinnamon Bun Topic is a long standing eG topic - running several pages.
Monkey Bread, Not Using Refridgerated Rolls another source of good information.
eG recipeGullet recipes for Cinnamon Buns here and here.
Here is a not very good picture of my favorite sticky bun - and the dough that I generally use for cinnamon buns as well. It's Cook's Illustrated from 2004. It starts with a caramel in the bottom of the pan, a nice rich brioche like dough, then a filling in the rolls, then another sticky mixture gets applied to the top after baking. It doesn't get any stickier than this.
So let's get baking (now that it's officially diet time of year) and see what we can do with any basic or variation on a nice cinnamon bun, sticky roll, monkey bread...
Edited by Kerry Beal, 04 January 2009 - 06:14 PM.