Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 171: Orange Pecan Sticky Buns

Yield: 6 buns
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

1 sheet puff pastry
6 Tbsp room temp butter
¼ cup brown sugar
¼-1/2 cup pecans

1 Tbsp melted butter
I orange, juiced
1 orange fully rinded
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. Make sure to defrost the puff pastry in the refrigerator overnight
3. In a bowl, take the 6 Tbsp butter, ¼ cup brown sugar and mix until smooth
4. In a muffin tin, spoon mixture into 6 muffin cups evenly, and then sprinkle the pecans evenly inside as well
5. Tale the puff pastry and spread onto the counter
6. Mix the melted butter with the orange juice and brush over the entire pastry
7. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and orange rind until combined
8. Spread evenly over the pastry, leaving a 1 inch boarder along all sides
9. When done, roll the mixture (tightly but not TOO tight) and then slice the log with a sharp knife into 6 pieces. Feel free to cut the ends off that don’t have any brown sugar goodness
10. Place each slice into the muffin tin so when you look down into it you see the spiral and bake for about 25min
11. Make sure to keep checking it, you don’t want then to burn, and remove them from the pan right when they come out buy taking a lined cookie sheet and flipping them over. BE CAREFUL. The sugar is VERY hot and may burn you.

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: These are incredible!!! They are quick to make, if you want a better thicker bun, try a yeast dough, but this is good in a pinch or for something yummy fast. They are best right out of the oven, and get more crunchy the longer they are out, but pop them in the microwave for a few secs and they soften back up. I won the roomies over big time with these, and even brought one in to share at work..after I ate 3…

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