Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TWD: Pecan Sticky Buns

Late to the party again! Darn busy Tuesdays!

A dear friend and I toasted our far-away moms with these delicious treats and some mango/champagne cocktails last Sunday. My approach to the TWD: Baking With Julia project has been to try to stay as true to each original recipe as possible. I would like to see the finished product as the contributing baker intended, and then form opinions of the recipe. This Pecan Sticky Bun recipe from baker extraordinaire Nancy Silverton is a great example of why!
I have made many a batch of sticky buns and found myself itching to make some changes. Fewer pecans, pre-made caramel "stick," etc. I am very, very glad I didn't! This recipe is way better than mine. Who knew I could use egg in the filling? Skip melting the butter and sugar, and let the oven do the work? I also never thought of laminating brioche dough...genius. (ps- now we all have a head start on the method for making puff pastry.)
Anyway, I learned a lot in new technique this week. How about you?

Please visit our hosts Lynn of Eat Drink Man Woman Dogs Cat and Nicole of Cookies on Friday for the recipe.


  1. I also had never heard of egg in the filling. Yours looks yummy!

  2. yup - my thoughts too... this is the start of attempting puff pastry. Yours looks delish!

  3. Exactly - once you have done this, you are half way to crossaints & danishes :-)
    Very nice!