A Pecan Sticky Bun by any other recipe is merely a cinnamon roll!

12 May

I’ve made this brioche recipe before, and frankly had difficulty with it.  Thought I was having the same issue – again – my dough wasn’t cool to the touch after incorporating the butter, it didn’t seem to rise as the recipe implied it would, etc.  But, I stuck it out.  (My mantra:  trust the recipe, trust the recipe…)  I also thought my daubing of the butter for the layers didn’t seem correct, but (trust the recipe, trust the recipe…) I decided that baking them in a 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar could only make an absolute disaster palatable, so proceeded.

The result?  FABULOUS!  My only regret is that it’s just my husband and me, alone, with fourteen sticky buns!  (The neighbors all seem to be gone for Mother’s Day.) I try to give unbaked cinnamon rolls with baking directions as gifts for Christmas morning to friends who come to our annual Christmas Eve open house.  I just got a new version!

Anyone up for trying a puff pastry?

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3 Responses to “A Pecan Sticky Bun by any other recipe is merely a cinnamon roll!”

  1. baker in disguise May 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    werent these just gorgeous!! i loved them… just the two of you left with 14 of these .. i doubt you will be able to resist these…

  2. scaryladyatho May 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    The good news is that neighbors across the street had not yet left, and later the neighbor down the block came home! My rear end was saved for another day!

  3. Cher May 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Two people and all those rolls doesn’t seem like the worst hardship 🙂
    I just hope we don’t get to the puff pastry until the weather cools back down. Maybe some nice pastries for the Holidays? MMMMM

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