I only made half the brioche recipe this time, using one egg and one egg yolk in place of 1 ½ eggs. We had a chilly spell in southern California this weekend, so it took forever for the butter to soften. I finally placed it in the oven while my proofing cycle was going and that did the trick. And I used 2 kinds of honey – a light, mild honey a friend had given me, and a darker honey from Germany. When combined, there was just enough, so I was able to free up some pantry space.
Oh, and for flipping out the sticky sticky buns? Non-stick tin foil is just the ticket.
I gave six buns to my next-door neighbor. Ha ha – her 9-year-old son thinks I’m a goddess! When I called yesterday, I got her voice mail, so I left a message about still-warm sticky buns. Within minutes the phone rang, and she said she had heard a rumor that there were fresh sticky buns. It seems her son had been listening while I left the phone message, and immediately went outside to get his mother and tell her the news.
While I’ve never been a big fan of sticky buns in general, I have to say this one is a winner.
Thanks to Madame Chow from Madame Chow’s Kitchen for choosing this addicting recipe. Now, go drool over all the buns from the TWD bakers.