Sticky buns tend to come with all kinds of filling, but the most important detail is that the filling caramelized in the oven, rendering a deliciously sticky crust that gently coats and supports the pillow-y dough inside.
I grew up with rhubarb growing in great bushels in my backyard. A childhood friend would gnaw on the raw stalks- he knew well enough not to eat the poisonous leaves- but I found it terribly acidic and sour. My face would twitch and my eyes would water and my mouth would twist and close tightly as I waited for the experience to subside. Even ...