Whew! I have to say I feel like I just ran a marathon after making these Pecan Sticky Buns. It’s a good thing though, that these take so much time and effort to make because if it were easier I might be tempted to make them more often and that would not be good for my thighs.
The recipe for these buns (which was contributed by Nancy Silverton – love her) begins with making a brioche dough, which in itself is a fairly complicated and time consuming process with lots of rising and chilling and rolling. Then once the dough is made, it is made into buns with a lot more rolling and chilling and rising. And a lot of butter.
Even though there were a ton of steps in the recipe, they were all very easy to follow and really caused me no problems. And the end result was the best sticky bun I have ever put in my mouth, with super flaky layers of dough and a nutty caramel topping. Definitely worth the extra effort.
If you are tempted to try your hand at making this recipe you can visit this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie/Baking with Julia hostesses, Lynn of Eat Drink Man Woman Dogs Cat and Nicole of Cookies on Friday.