Monday, May 14, 2012

BWJ - Pecan Sticky Buns

It's Baking with Julia time again, and this week's recipe is designed to keep dairy farmers and doctors in business, as it is dripping with butter.   The recipe is Pecan Sticky Buns, and is brought to you by our hosts, Lynn of Eat Drink Man Woman Dogs Cat and Nicole of Cookies on Friday.

If you want to make these sticky buns (recipe here), don't imagine you'll get up early and have sticky buns for breakfast - you need to start this recipe a day ahead, and even then, it takes half the day to complete.  Also make sure you have plenty of butter.  In the end, I halved the sugar and butter in the topping just to try and cut down on the calories - these are seriously dripping with butter.  There's butter in the brioche dough, butter laminated into the rolled out dough, and butter in the topping.  The result is a flaky, sweet bun, but you can smell the butter a mile off.

Although these buns took forever (or so it felt) to pull together, they were not hard to make.  Accordingly, if you fancy a sticky bun and have plenty of time on your hands, make this recipe.  If you don't have as much time, Dorie Greenspan's own pecan sticky bun recipe (online here) is pretty good and gives a similar result. 

To see what the other BWJ bakers thought of this recipe, visit the LYL section on the website.