Tuesday, May 27, 2008
TWD - Pecan and Honey Sticky Buns
This week’s TWD is honey and pecan sticky buns chosen by Madam Chow of Madam Chow’s Kitchen. We were in Christchurch over the weekend visiting my family, so I made them down there for lunch on Sunday. It is quite interesting cooking in someone else’s kitchen. Mum hasn’t got the huge array of baking dishes that I have, but I managed to improvise using a pottery dish that she usually makes quiche in. Also, Mum’s kenwood cake mixer was her mother’s so it must be almost 40 years old. Even on low speed it seemed to be going awfully fast!
The buns were another variation using brioche dough. Once again I ignored Dorie’s instructions to make a full batch of the brioche dough and I halved the recipe. The dough was made on Saturday night, left to prove in the fridge overnight, then filled with cinnamon and sugar (I used mixed spice because I couldn’t find cinnamon in Mum’s pantry), rolled into scrolls and then put in a baking dish into which you have already put a mixture or honey, butter, brown sugar and pecans.
The buns are delicious. The honey mixture turns into toffee as it cools – the optimum time for eating them is while they are still warm but not so hot that the honey mixture burns your mouth. They are a breakfast / lunch item but Mum actually ate one cold with runny cream on it. I guess that would be a bit like bread and butter pudding?
I really liked this recipe. I love pecans and I love sticky buns, so it was a great combination. I would definitely make these again! You can see the other TWDers’ buns here :0)