Caramel-pecan sticky buns

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PREP TIME

25 min

TOTAL TIME

55 min

Serves

12

* PLUS standing time
Caramel-pecan sticky buns

Angus Fergusson

This easy brunch treat - crammed with brown sugar and pecans - gives new meaning to the phrase "sticky fingers"


Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp quick-rise instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup hot milk , 120 to 130F
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 egg , at room temperature

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Filling

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , at room remperature

Instructions

  • WHISK 1 cup flour with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in milk, 1/3 cup hot water, 2 tbsp butter and egg. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 1 3/4 cups flour and continue stirring until dough starts to come together. Knead dough in bowl until smooth and not sticky, adding remaining flour as needed, 3 to 4 min. Cover loosely with a damp kitchen towel and let rest until dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Melt 1/4 cup butter with 1/3 cup brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium. Cook until bubbly, 2 to 3 min. Pour into a 9 × 13-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • COMBINE 1/2 cup brown sugar with 1/4 cup butter in a medium bowl. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-in. square. Spread brown sugar mixture over dough right to the edges. Tightly roll dough in jelly roll fashion. Slice into 12 rounds, about 1 in. thick. Lay rounds cut-side down in prepared baking dish. Spray tops lightly with oil.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until buns are deep golden, about 25 min. Cover with foil for the last 10 min if browning too quickly. Transfer to a rack and let stand 5 min. Cover dish with a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. Carefully flip buns onto sheet. Serve warm.

Make-ahead tip

Bake sticky buns and cool completely. Wrap in foil and freeze. Reheat at 350F for 20 to 30 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 344,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47 g,
  • Fat
  • 16 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg.