Sunday, November 16, 2008

Easy Sticky Buns/Cookies

One of the things I am completely sure about is... I make pretty darn good pecan sticky rolls. I always use an incredibly rich Brioche dough and it usually takes about two days to make them. Also, I have acquired a bit of a cult following for these rolls during the Holidays. Let's just say, I know a thing or two about sticky buns.

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So, I was a bit skeptical when I ran across Ina Garten's recipe for "easy" sticky buns. Surely, if they are easy, they can't be good, right? She says you can throw together this recipe in 10 minutes..10 MINUTES?

Really?

C'est impossible! (Suddenly, I am feeling very French) This is impossible!

Somewhere in the instructions, it MUST mention the other 47 hours and 50 minutes..

It doesn't.

I decided to test the recipe and see just how good they REALLY are....I did this for you, dear reader.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, I cannot post this recipe without permission, therefore I provided the link above in the title and I will offer again at the end of this post.

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These little beauties are made with puff pastry and really only take about 10-15 minutes to assemble. I ate a few right out of the oven, and they were good (not Brioche dough, good). Actually, they were really good, but the amazing thing about this application of "sticky bun" is how wonderful they are cold. The caramel had time to set and all the flavors evolved into this wonderful cookie/bun thing that I could not stop eating! 

Ina dear, you're an absolute genius!

Mais bien sûr!

bon appétit

Chef Deb

Easy Sticky Buns

6 comments:

Chef Deb T said...

No, I did not use raisins. I am not a fan of baked raisins. Dates, yes. Raisins, not so much (unless you soak them in spiced rum, or brandy) Even then, I am not so sure.

"No Officer, I have not been drinking this morning. Does eating a dozen Rum soaked raisin sticky rolls count as Drinking?"

It's a slippery slope, so I just leave them out.

three generations said...

Those look really, really good! I am with you...I don't like raisins either.

Diane said...

I would also love the brioche sticky bun recipe. Sometimes you just want something decadent no matter how long it takes.

Chef Deb T said...

Diane,

I will post the brioche recipe when I get back from the Ranch after Thanksgiving. There is only one catch. You can only use the Sticky Roll recipe for good....or to get a new couch,YOUR choice in vacations destinations or to stay out of the dog house with your spouse...

Anonymous said...

I just made these today and have to say I am amazed how truly easy, simple yet delicious these sticky buns are! Thank you Chef Deb! For a 19-year old beginner-cook this recipe was perfect :)

Chef Deb T said...

I am thrilled you were able to do these! Everyone should have a recipe or two that makes them feel like a great cook, and these are just the ticket.

Thank you for your post...

Chef Deb