How are you? We are enjoying the cooler weather and start thinking of cozy food. When in comes to baking nothing says yummy like sticky cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. A few weeks ago a friend of mine hosted a fall play date where we were asked to bring a fall snack. My toddler effort was blogged about here. One of my very talented friends bought these. I was in heaven. She told us they were dead easy, she is a wonderful cook so her idea of easy is not necessarily comparable. To those who follow the blog regularly you will know my monthly baking commitment and how I like to vairy the offering so when something new falls on my lap, it would be rude not to challenge myself and give the recipe a go.
I understand the recipe is one by the Barefoot Contessa, I have never tried anything by her but am led to believe she is a well-respected chef. Am I right? Do you have recipes of hers I must try? So here is my attempt at Sticky Buns. I did make 20 plus buns in several batches so the photographs reflect the second batch (when I was a pro at it – obviously.)
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped in very large pieces
- 1 package (17.3-ounces/ 2-sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins
First thing I did was turn the Lifestyle oven to 400 degrees F.
I then placed parchment paper on a baking sheet and then a muffin tray on top.
So these get better each batch you make. I have to say these are not good for the person who should be dieting (😜moi!) I am not sure if you are like me but calories matter and the sin has to be worth it. This ladies and gents is worth it. Give them a try, they have been added to the LL repertoire. Have you got a great bun recipe?
Let me know what you think of these. Thankyou Barefoot Contessa- where is the name from?
Ta Ta for now