Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pecan Honey Sticky Buns

Before we start thinking about the new year, and returning to a modicum of restraint in the butter and sugar department, behold:


Nothing healthy about these babies. Loads of butter and sugar and oh-so-delicious as a result.

I had planned to make the Brioche Raisin Snails for the Tuesdays with Dorie rewind this week, but I ran out of time and made these instead. I still have 1/2 recipe of Dorie's brioche in the freezer, so the snails may make an appearance soon.


I made these over a couple of days: the brioche dough on Saturday, rolled them out and made the topping Monday night, and rose and baked them Tuesday morning. There weren't many people at work today, so there were just enough to go around. Warm, soft, ooey gooey with honeyed pecans clinging to them, these could be the best part of my work week!


This is a great do-ahead recipe. You could even make the glaze, roll and cut the rolls and freeze them in the pan ready to proof. Perfect when you want to make a little something special for breakfast, or to reward yourself for all the closets you plan to clean out on January 1st.

Lots of TWD bakers are making recipes they've missed or really loved this week. Check out what they made here.

18 comments:

Karen said...

mmm those look tasty! :) I am sure your coworkers were glad there were just enough to go around. Nice choice for the rewind. This one is on the list to make at some point.

alvarosa said...

I made them some weeks ago and adored them! generalle, allt things Brioche belong to my favourites. And nuts are also an allt-time-high for me. Good for preparing ahead, but nothing for quick decisions and spontaneous baking.

chocolatechic said...

I love no restraint.

Butter.

Sugar.

Nothing better...except maybe chocolate

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Gorgeous, Leslie! These make anything better! :)

Hanaâ said...

These really look ooey-gooey delicious (I'm sure they'd be yummy with almonds too, even though it's not traditional).
Hope your wrist is healing well. Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year!!

TeaLady said...

THOSE look amazing. I have got to make them - eventually!!!

Hope your wrist is on the mend!!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious buns looks good

Julie said...

Delicious!! I can almost smell them!!!

Judy said...

This were so delicious! Great choice for the rewind.

Kayte said...

These look so wonderful...you did a really great job on these!

margot said...

Those look amazing! I wanted to make them for the rewind this week, but fell short on time. Soon.

Katrina said...

Ooh, those do look super ooey and gooey and yummy! (I think I'd like them better than snails anyway.)

Nicole said...

I made these this week also and I really liked them. I made the dough and froze it and then baked them when we had guests. They were so good!

I had made brioche raisin snails with the other half of the dough. Also good but not as sweet.

Sweet and Savory said...

I will dream well after seeing these. They are one of my favorite, even up there with chocolate.

Tracey said...

Good choice for the rewind Leslie! This is one of the first yeast recipes I made after joining TWD and even though I don't like pecans, they were a huge hit. I remember my mom being so impressed :) Yours look terrific!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

I love the way you think: reward yourself for the closets you plan to clean! Planning definitely deserves a reward, and these buns a just the thing - so pretty, Leslie.

jillbert said...

I'd rather be baking and eating these than cleaning closets!

Jess said...

I'm thankful for your lack of restraint! I'm late getting to the rewind posts, but that was my daily moment of zen. These buns were out of this world good and yours look worth every minute of effort.