Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pecan Sticky Buns with Julia


Yikes.

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie : Baking with Julia post is brought to you by five sticks of butter.

That's right, I said five.

Although Julia Child did say that "If you're afraid of butter, use cream," that wouldn't quite work in this recipe, (although I do love that quote.)

I stuck to the recipe to a T, every step, every measurement. That's kind of a tricky thing for me to do as a blogger. Afterall, we live to adjust recipes so that we can post about them, right? And I gotta say, this was the absolute easiest dough I have ever worked with. Don't worry about the fact that my poor little Martha Stewart blue artisan Kitchen Aid almost crapped out, it was worth it. I've never rolled out such a beautiful dough. Did I mention it calls for brioche? Too good.

But next time, I think I'll cut the butter that's folded into the dough and the butter in the bottom of the pans. I'm a big fan of butter being from the south, but it was even a bit much for me.

If you're striving for baking excellence and tradition, definitely give these a try for your next special brunch. Allow up to three days for prep, though! Although not actively time consuming, there is a lot of waiting!


16 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous sticky buns! Lovely job! I really loved these, too…they were incredibly delicious!!

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  2. I kept the amount of butter a secret from my family. They probably don't want to know anyway since these were so tasty. Yours turned out great!

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  3. Yours look delicious! I love that Julia Child quote :)

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  4. Good for you for following every step! I chopped the butter and the sugar, but yours look so decadent!

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  5. Hi Anna, thank you for having visited me. Your buns looks delicious.
    I've cheated on the butter.... and still were great.

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  6. What a stunning dish. I love that photo as well!

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  7. Yours look deliciously decadent! Well done. I significantly reduced the butter used for the topping.

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  8. Wonderful and delicious looking Pecan Sticky Buns! Nice quote from Julia Child as well! Lovely post Anna!

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  9. oh.my.word.

    i am so blown away by you!!!

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  10. They look very good. :) We haven't quite finished but I hope they will turn out as well as yours did.

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  11. Yum!! I think you're not supposed to publish the recipe unless you are the host but I'm not sure, I thought it was way too much butter too!!!

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    1. What? That definitely wasn't in the original rules but thanks for telling me

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  12. Yours look so gooey and wonderful!!! Great job~

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  13. This almost seemed like our graduating recipe by the amount of butter it uses :) I love the caramelized top of the buns in the first picture!

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  14. Your sticky buns look fantastic and I'm glad that you enjoyed them!

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  15. Very lovely. Great quote from Julia :-)

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