Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Pecan Honey Sticky Buns
In a sweet kind of synchronicity, the new Tuesdays With Dorie baking group, which is now baking its way through the book Baking With Julia, chose sticky buns for this month, exactly 4 years after the original Tuesdays With Dorie group baked the Pecan Honey Sticky Buns from Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking From My Home to Yours. I guess May is a good month for sticky buns!
Because I'm baking all of the recipes that I missed in 2008, my sticky buns were the ones the original TWD group baked from Baking; From My Home to Yours. If you want to see the ones from Baking With Julia, which are more complicated and involved "laminating" the already-buttery dough with butter, you can click here to find links to the sticky bun posts of 135 bakers in the current TWD group.
- You can find the sticky bun recipe on the blog of the original host blog, Madam Chow's Kitchen.
- I had previously made a full batch of brioche dough, and saved enough in the freezer to make 1/4 recipe of these buns. I rolled and cut the dough so that I could have more in number, if smaller in size - I ended up with 9 just-right-sized sticky buns.
- You put the ingredients for the honey-caramel topping in the pan then place the formed and cut buns on top. The baked buns are inverted after they come out of the oven, and the sticky caramel-y topping ends up covering the buns.
- The dough really didn't rise as much as it I thought that it should have, and I have no idea why. And, although I thought I did the math correctly, there seemed to be more topping than bun. That wasn't totally a bad thing!
I loved the topping and the pecans on these buns. The buns themselves were a tiny bit dense from their minimal rise, but overall the sticky buns were a delicious treat for a Sunday morning breakfast.
Margaret of the blog Tea and Scones also posted the sticky buns this week, along with the brioche raisin snails, you can read them both here.