TWD: Baking With Julia – Pecan Sticky Buns

by Jessica on May 15, 2012

Pecan Sticky Buns

It took thirty-two hours and five sticks of butter (yes, you read that right), but these beautiful Pecan Sticky Buns are finally ready to devour.

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I’ve made these before, via Dorie’s ‘Baking’, albeit with slight differences. Both recipes are time-consuming and incredibly loaded with calories, but the end result is gorgeous and something akin to perfection. Flaky layers of brioche enfold a sugary, cinnamon filling studded with chopped pecans. Drizzled on top is a caramelized brown sugar syrup, dotted with pecan halves. Truly special, these sticky buns make for a perfect breakfast when paired with a steaming cup of coffee, or even as a dessert table addition. They’re also appreciated when gifted to a certain sweet next-door neighbor.

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Pecan Sticky Buns (pg. 190-192)
Source: Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan

Lynn of Eat Drink Man Woman Dogs Cat and Nicole of Cookies on Friday are our lovely hostesses this week. Click over to their blogs for the complete recipe and for a list of participating bakers, check the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post on TWD:BWJ!

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea May 15, 2012 at 11:59 am

Beautiful photos and delicious looking Pecan Sticky Buns. I am glad that you enjoyed them because the recipe is fabulous and we liked them a lot too.


2 cindy May 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I missed these! I thought we had another week. But I’m sure I need to make these. Your roll look delicious.


3 shirley May 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

These look great. I am making them in a few days!


4 andrea janssen May 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

They look great and what a work wasn’t it?


5 Katrina May 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I was out of town, so haven’t made these yet, but darn, I might have to skip the heart attack for a while! I would love these too much!


6 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

wow those look great! I don’t know if I could committ to 32 hours though!


7 Kathy May 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Your sticky buns and photos are lovely! I really loved these, too!
I took three days to make mine…I took advantage of the refrigeration time.


8 Teresa May 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Yours turned out beautifully! We made a full recipe, so did a LOT of sharing. I think my nieces were a little shocked at how long these took to make, though they loved them in the end.

Thanks for your comment over on our blog. I have to say I’m very grateful for self-cleaning ovens!


9 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen May 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm

A lot of work but soooo good!


10 yummychunklet May 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Good thing you stuck with it! Your rolls look great!


11 steph (whisk/spoon) May 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Such a thing to give to a neighbor!


12 gaaarp May 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Glad you liked these. They were too much work, without the big payoff, for me.


13 Kim May 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

SO delicious looking!! 🙂


14 A May 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm

So pretty! They look so delicate…


15 Cakelaw May 16, 2012 at 8:12 am

So glad you liked these – they look so tempting.


16 Lola May 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

They were time consuming but oh so worth it!


17 spike May 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

beautiful! Nice to have a neighbor to share the buns (and butter) with!


18 Liz May 17, 2012 at 6:02 am

Definitely akin to perfection! Yours look fabulous~


19 Weekend Cowgirl May 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

These are so pretty!!


20 Cher May 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Your rolls look absolutley beautiful – its making me hungry 🙂


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