Wednesday, May 16, 2012
TWD: Pecan Sticky Buns
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.