TWD: Walnuts & Hazelnuts Honey Sticky Buns
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.