TWD: Taste of Cinnamon from the past

This week fellow TWD'er Madam Chow, of Madam Chow's Kitchen, chose a great recipe, Pecan Honey Sticky Buns. It comes with a bonus recipe, since you get to make brioche dough the day before and use half of that in your buns.

It also takes a fair bit of time, with an overnight chilling period, plus some rising time, and oops, I would be out of town, so did not have that time to make the buns!

But what's this you see? Lots and lots of pictures?

No, you aren't blind, or crazy, these really are pictures of this recipe being made. You see, I knew this was a great recipe because I'd made it before and just had not blogged about it!

The silky brioche dough, getting ready for it's overnight chilling. My notes on this recipe reminded me for future baking NOT to walk away from the stand mixer as it liked to travel across the counter. Instead, grab a drink and a book, and get cozy beside your mixer, making sure it doesn't take a walk-a-bout when it should be mixing!

I don't like pecans, so I used raisins.

Big difference a bit of time makes, though. Such a nice rise on those buns. See why I left so much space between the buns?
Not to be ignored, the brioche dough that wasn't used for the buns were baked up as a loaf and enjoyed later, plain and toasted with jam.


The buns tasted good but need a bit more time, I think, to get a bit more golden color. There was plenty of honey goodness and gooeyness, and lots of raisins for everyone. I served them with a simple glaze of milk and icing sugar.

Be sure to head over to Tuesdays with Dorie, and check out the buns (hehe) of all the other TWD'ers, and probably a few people who actually post the recipe too! (And get a sneak peek at what we are making next week.... Mmmmm chocolate!)

19 comments:

Peabody said...

I bet the raisins were a nice addition.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous! I'd made them before, too, but all these posts are making me think it's time to hit that again. ;)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

your buns look great, but am drooling over that loaf!! i wish i could have a piece with a little jam!

PheMom said...

Very nice! I'm glad you had this ready to post even though you had to go out of town.

LyB said...

I'm so jealous of that loaf! I made one too but it didn't rise as much, I think my loaf pan is too big. Those sticky buns look delicious too!

Di said...

Yum! I like pecans, but I love raisins. Great idea!

Heather said...

I love the raisins on top! Great job!

mimi said...

your sticky raisin buns look great! but i, too, love the loaf the best!

Samira said...

i think raisins might actually taste better then pecans. next time i might have to steal your idea.

noskos said...

Nice looking buns! The raisins are a good alternative for the pecans in my opinion,

Engineer Baker said...

Ooo - raisin sticky buns! Lucky you to have made these before!

ostwestwind said...

The brioche snails with raisins were good, so raisins go well this dough.

Great work

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Claire said...

Oh my! Those look delicious.

Garrett said...

I love how crowded everything got in there, yum! And the loaf looks delicious, as well.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm so happy that I still have half a sticky bun log in the freezer, that's going to make for a happy Sunday morning some day soon! Your brioche loaf looked gorgeous!

Jaime said...

they look delish! you should try the pecans; i hate them and quite enjoyed them on these!

CB said...

Your buns came out so beautiful and puffy! Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Jayne said...

Mmm, raisins! Great job - those looked really nice!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Yummy! I never thought of adding raisins. I can just imagine how delicious they would be with all that caramel...