Friday, January 2, 2009

Rosie's Making Sticky Buns!

I haven't made my Sticky Buns for such a long time. I'm excited.
First, I needed 1 stick of butter. That would be 4 ounces. I got to use my digital scale I got for Christmas. I so 'cited!!!!
Here's my mise en place. 2 packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 5 1/2 - 6 cups flour
I added 1 teaspoon sugar to the 2 packages yeast dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water.
In a large bowl, I addded the sugar, salt, and butter. And poured the warm milk over the butter mixture. I stirred to melt the fats as much as possible.
Ahhh. The yeast mixture has proofed.
I added the yeast mixture to the butter mixture.
Then I added the eggs. And beat to incorporate.
I added in enough flour, maybe 4 cups, to make a medium-firm dough. Mix just enough until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
I turned the dough onto a floured board and kneaded it for about 20 minutes.
Throughout the kneading, I took part of the flour, and washed it over the board, just adding gradually to my dough. I might have used 1 more cup of flour.
Until I got a nice satiny, smooth ball, with no stickiness.
Heat up a wet towel in in microwave for about 90 seconds. Then cover the dough, place back in the microwave, and let rise.
After the dough is doubled in bulk, punch it down.
Punched down dough.
Now, for the filling and bottom stuff. I have: brown sugar sourwood honey light corn syrup cinnamon raisins butter
I mixed 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup corn syrup.
I rolled out the dough to about a 9 by 14 rectangle. And spread with 1 stick of softened butter.
My brown sugar was hardened so I put it in my Magic Bullet, processed it, then sprinkled over the dough and butter.
Next, a cup of raisins went on top.
I poured the corn syrup and honey into the buttered baking dish.
And rolled up my sticky bun.
Cut buns went into a prepared pan. And if you're an alert viewer, you'll see that this pan is different from the first pan. I've done this recipe for years. And for some reason, I had more dough this time.
I put the dough into my microwave with the heated, wet towel, and let it rise. And it did.
Original directions call for baking at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
That didn't work this time I covered it with foil and cooked and extra 10 minutes. Then an extra 15 minutes.
I inverted the pan into a larger pan. Covered it. And TICKY, are you listening here???? I hope we have some left for your breakfast Sunday morning.


Unknown said...

Now I'm really regretting not getting around to making overnight cinnamon rolls today. Those look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the aroma of baking cinnamon buns was heavenly!