Sticky Buns with Pecans

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Sticky Buns with Pecans

Why This Recipe Works

In developing our sticky buns recipe, we tested a series of ingredient tests and settled on a buttermilk base that left the buns' flavor and texture rich but not heavy and the crumb tender and light. Six tablespoons of melted butter and thr...

Why This Recipe Works

In developing our sticky buns recipe, we tested a series of ingredient tests and settled on a buttermilk base that left the buns' flavor and texture rich but not heavy and the crumb tender and light. Six tablespoons of melted butter and three eggs later, the dough was sweet and moist with substantial chew. For a spiced sweet and assertive filling, we used brown rather than granulated sugar because of its superior texture and deep color. Crowned with a toasted pecan topping—butter, light brown sugar, corn syrup, and toasted, chopped pecans—the sticky buns achieved greatness.

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Ultimate Sticky BunsSeason 5, Ep. 521

A sticky bun should be neither dense nor bready, neither saturated with butter nor so sugary that it makes your heart race. The crumb should be tender and feathery and the sticky glaze gently chewy an...