Monday, May 26, 2008

TWD: Gone in a Flash

This week’s TWD challenge was a return to brioche, this time in the form of pecan honey sticky buns. I was hoping they would taste as good as the brioche snails we made in March. So, looking forward to their deliciousness, I prepped the dough on Saturday evening and made the buns, themselves, on Sunday morning. Sadly, I have to report there is not a pecan sticky bun left. They were that good. I’m going through withdrawal. The last two disappeared this morning and even a whole day old, they are still delicious.



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.


22 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that is so cute about your neighbor's little boy. he's a smart kid--these look fabulous!

noskos said...

Great looking buns!

ostwestwind said...

I think I missed something that my boys voted for a plain version. Yours look absolutely delicious.

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great job on these, I am sure the neighbor was ecstatic to receive them!

Jess said...

Those look gorgeous! And what a generous neighbor you are...

Engineer Baker said...

Lucky neighbor boy! And beautiful buns!

bakersbakery said...

What a cute kid your neighbor has!
The buns look great (we only have 2 left here)!

Christine said...

Isn't it wonderful when little kids worship you and all you have to do is give them sticky buns! Both of my neighbor's kids came over with plates and left with their share! Great looking buns!

mimi said...

your buns rolled up so perfectly round! love that the neighbor's son was secretly listening to your message, salivating about fresh hot buns, so funny!

April said...

They look delicious!

Madam Chow said...

I see that your neighbor's son is a man of great taste!

Sharon said...

They look great. Too funny....boys follow their stomachs.

Jacque said...

I love those beautiful spirals in your pre-baked picture. Your finished sticky buns look just like the book's. Nice work!

CB said...

Yeah! What is up with the CA weather craziness? First its HOT, then its rainy, then its cold... My poor dough took forever to rise!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Heather said...

I love your spirals! Perfect! Your buns look delicious!

Jayne said...

Ours went quickly, too. And I'm so impressed with your lovely spirals!

PheMom said...

Beautiful job! The cuts on your spirals are so perfect!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous! Mine didn't last a day. Can't believe I shared! Stupid, stupid. ;)

The Kitchen Vixen said...

Wow they look so perfect! Great job!

LyB said...

Beautiful! Giving some of these away is the perfect way to make friends! :)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

It sounds like you've made a fan for life and I'm not surprised, because this recipe is just gorgeous!

Clara said...

One tip I have, that my family has been doing for awhile now, with honey is
that you try different varieties each time you make the recipe so it never wears out.
Our favorite place to buy honey is from
Holy Food Imports