Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia: 8: Pecan Sticky Buns

The pecan sticky buns were supposed to post two weeks ago, but a relaxing quick trip to the Caribbean followed by another weekend away with friends didn’t leave much time for baking.  Fortunately there’s an extra week in May before the next recipe:) Despite the near 90 degree temperatures with 100% humidity I decided this past holiday weekend would be a better time than any to tackle the uber buttery Pecan Sticky Buns.

Making the brioche dough was a first for me, and thankfully my trusty Kitchen Aid mixer stood the test and kneaded the dough for the full 25 minutes without over heating.

After reading a lot of other comments I decided to not use the full amount of butter when creating the layers.  I used more than half of what was called for, but I don’t know that I really felt like I was missing out on anything after the first buttery bite.

I felt like everything came together   relatively quickly, and the dough rolled out really nicely as well.  Although I could’ve definitely rolled them up a little tighter.
Because of the heat the rolls rose in a pinch and they baked to a perfect doneness in the suggested time – a first for me and my oven. When I inverted the buns the caramel didn’t all come out even though I tried mixing the butter and the brown sugar together before putting the buns in the pan, so I ended up scooping it out and putting it on top of the buns – I’m sure it tasted the same in the end.
These turned out quite nicely, but I just don’t think I’m that much of a
sticky bun person.  I’m happy that I decided to only bake half of the dough, I definitely am a brioche kind of girl and can’t wait to bake that off and have some brioche and jam for
If you’re interested in the recipe check out the great hosts  Lynn of Eat Drink Man Woman Dogs Cat &  Nicole of Cookies on Friday or better yet, buy the book: Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan!
Happy Summer!
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8 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia: 8: Pecan Sticky Buns

  1. Wonderful rolls and such an elegant “cake”.
    I personally did not like the taste so much. The brioche yes, but not the sticky gooey topping.
    For this extra Tuesday I’ve baked Julia’s White Loaves and I was so pleased I did it: great soft bread!

  2. Beautiful! Very time consuming, but the taste is so worth it. 🙂

  3. It certainly was an adventure making these sticky buns. I am glad you had a chance to catch up.

  4. Your Pecan Sticky Buns do look delicious – baking only half and freezing the rest for maybe brioches is just the way to go with this recipe, I agree. It is nice that you took the time to “catch-up” on this recipe.

    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Awesome buns!!! It was my first time with brioche dough too. It was soo much fun. So happy we had a makeup Tuesday.

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