I've mentioned before that I'm a lazy cook... and I still am. I tend to choose simple and straightforward recipes to try out over complicated ones. And when I come across any recipes that are over two pages long, my mind starts to wander halfway through and so far, I don't think I've ever finish reading any of such recipes. Pecan honey sticky buns is one of those recipes that I would usually choose to ignore if I hadn't join the wonderful group of TWD. Because of this weekly baking event, I'm kind of "forced" to try out any recipe that is selected for the week. Well, I'm really glad that I gave the sticky bun recipe a try though, at least from now on I can proudly say that I know how to make brioche. :-)

The sticky buns were prepared over two days. The first day was spent on kneading the dough and proofing in the fridge, and then preparing the glaze, filling and finally baking on the next day. As this is my first time making brioche, I was surprised that it requires such a huge amount of butter for the dough. Since butter is used in the glaze as well, I thought it would be better to omit butter from the filling. And instead of using pecans, I used walnuts and hazelnuts which I have on hand.

The sticky buns do taste great but would I make it again? Well, probably not. The thought of consuming so much butter and sugar again really scare the hell out of me. ;-)

Anyway, do check out the post from Madam Chow who has selected this recipe for the week, and you can also get the recipe from there.

22 Comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Hazelnuts sound delicious! I'm sure you could reduce the amount of butter in the dough and never notice it...

kim said...

the nut substitution sounds delicious! love your photo as well!

rainbowbrown said...

Goodness me, I love your photo.

Bumblebutton said...

I hear ya on the lazy thing, but look what you made!! Very lovely.

ostwestwind said...

You should try it plain, it tastes great...

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

April said...

The buns look great! Love the hazelnuts!

Y said...

That looks gloriously sticky! Very nice :)

Jessy said...

nice picture and great idea with the hazelnut sub!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that is a fabulous photo! good for you for giving it a shot at least once!!

Rachel said...

I love all nuts and now I am inspired. Great job!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Love the hazelnut idea! The butter in this was a bit outrageous!

mimi said...

well for a recipe you weren't wild about, your sticky buns came out looking terrific!

Rebecca said...

Congrats on seeing this one through! It's so worth the effort.

didally said...

Looks really delicious. But seems sweet for me too. :P

But would love the walnuts and hazelnuts.

Madam Chow said...

I really like the idea of the hazelnuts - a very sophisticated sticky bun! All that butter scares me, too!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Wow, that is an great photo! It makes me drool. :)

noskos said...

Great looking buns!!!

LyB said...

It is a scary recipe! I loved these buns so much though, i might just face my fears again! :) I love your idea of using different nuts, they look delicious!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I would have never thought of using hazelnuts, but I bet they tasted fab! Lovely!

mooksgal said...

Thanks for the lovely sticky buns, they were so yummy! I had it for dessert after dinner and again the next morning for breakfast. The toasted nuts added such a good crunch to the soft buns. Absolutely worth every bit of your effort :)

Stardust said...

Piggy, I haven't been able to post comments for long until now, thanks to new browser I've started using. Been following your updates, and they've never failed to make me go ' WOW... ' Congrats on your bread conquest, and my, they look so YUMMY!

So you know, the oinking revives again! =D よろしくね!

Marianna said...

wow, look at that! looks gorgeous and delicious! I think your nut substitutions are excellent, adds a special something rather then the more expected pecans!