Best Ever Sticky Buns

Monday, June 13, 2011

lovely ain't it? we all went primal the second I serve this buns on the table

all sticky and lovely

sticky buns not yet sticky

Today, i have the baking urge although i am still tired from my fully loaded week from last week. It all started last night when i saw food network when they had this commercial about 'the best ..... I've ever ate' and last night particularly it was about sticky buns. sure enough the featured buns looks so tempting and so VERY sinful looking....

they drench the buns in their specially made 'goo' OVER NIGHT! how crazy is that??? then bake them to perfection (at least that is how it looks like) it really looks tempting but looking at all those 'goo' drenched in the buns i'm thinking 'that buns is going to be SUPER DUPER SWEET and we are not a big fan of Super sweet let alone the super duper sweet. So i though why not just drizzle the 'goo' instead of drenching it? then let it sit for a while then reheat it for a bit and wallah!

And so I did!

And it is Awesome! So here is my version of sticky Bun

7.5g instant yeast
212.5ml luke warm milk
397g flour
1tsp salt
3tbsp sugar
3tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

1/2c brown sugar + 1tsp cinnamon powder + a handful of chocolate chip= mixwell set aside

mix instant yeast into the milk and let it rest for 5 minutes. set a side.

then mix all other ingredients in your mixing bowl (kitchen aid or kenwood mixer with hook paddle) mix it up as you pour in the milk mixture then the oil.

Mix will until smooth and elastic. then knead it with your hand for 2 minutes then shape it into a ball and let it rest in a greased bowl then cover it with cling wrap/film.

Let it rise in a room temperature for 2 hours. then roll out the dough into a 1/4" thick sheet and lightly brush the dough with water then generously sprinkle brown sugar mixture.

Then roll it tightly to form a roll, with the seam down cut about 1" with a sharp knife. Place the individual rolls into the baking tin. Make sure to leave some space between rolls as it will spread and rise!

cover the baking tin with cling film/wrap to avoid dry skin. Let it rise again for an hour.

just before baking, brush the buns with egg wash. bake at a preheated oven at 180c for 15-20 minutes.


For the Lovely Goo

5tbsp of brown sugar
3tbsp of sugar
a pinch of salt
2tbsp of butter
1/4c roasted walnuts - roughly crushed
1/4c light golden syrup
1tbsp water

on a medium heat, heat brown sugar, sugar and a table spoon of water until slightly caramelized. then add in butter, let it melt thoroughly then add in the golden syrup, walnuts and a pinch of salt. cook for a while until it slightly thickens.

once the buns has been baked, drizzle on it and let it sit for a bit. reheat the buns in the oven at low temperature before serving.