Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sticky Buns

I love making things with yeast, watching it transform and rise in front of your eyes. I made these for my new job. The photo on top is the only one I took, they were gone before I could even put the trays down!

This recipe is for about 24 medium to large buns.

Buns
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
1/2 cup warm water
4 cups strong plain flour
pinch of salt
1/4 cup caster sugar
60 grams butter
2 eggs

Filling
1 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit
zest of 2 oranges and 1 lemon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoons of mixed spice
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 tablespoons cocoa
100 grams butter softened
1/3 cup mixed nuts

Mix all the filling ingredients together and set it aside.

Topping
1 cup pecans roughly chopped
4 tablespoons icing sugar
2 teaspoons milk.

Whisk the yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar together with the warm water. Set aside to foam for about 15 minutes.
Place the rest of the bun ingredients in a mixer with dough hooks. Add the foamy yeast mixture, and knead for about 10 minutes. Set aside to rise for about 1 hour in a warm spot.

Roll the dough out to about 1cm thick. Spread the filling to within a few centimeters of the border. Then roll it up.  Cut pieces about 5cm thick. Place them down on a baking tray, filling side up and with at least 1 cm room between, and slightly flatten. Set this aside to rise for about 45 minutes.

Brush with a little melted butter and bake in a hot oven 200C for 15-20 minutes.

Sprinkle the pecans over the rolls. Melt the sugar and milk in a small saucepan and ice the buns, pouring over the buns in light 'lines' over the top.

4 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised they went quickly, Leah! Sticky deliciousness! I love pecans too.
    Heidi xo

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  2. Nice looks buns there Leah ;)
    I LOVE sticky buns!! om nom!

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  3. Oh man this looks so good! I'm scared to make it, I think I'll eat it all myself!!! :)

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  4. haha thank you Pretty. Good. Food! I know what you mean, thats why I was happy to get them out of the house as soon as they were made!

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