Sunday, December 5, 2010

Easy Sticky Buns

Great recipe from the "Back to Basics" cookbook.
Ina Garten's Easy Sticky Buns
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup pecans, chopped in very large pieces
1 package (17.3 ounces/2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a 12-cup standard muffin tin on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the 12 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Place 1 rounded tablespoon of the mixture in each of the 12 muffin cups. Distribute the pecans evenly among the 12 muffin cups on top of the butter and sugar mixture.
Lightly flour a wooden board or stone surface. Unfold one sheet of puff pastry with the folds going left to right. Brush the whole sheet with half of the melted butter. Leaving a 1-inch border on the puff pastry, sprinkle each sheet with 1/3 cup of the brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon. and 1/2 cup of the raisins. Starting with the end nearest you, roll the pastry up snugly like a jelly roll around the filling, finishing the roll with the seam side down. Trim the ends of the roll about 1/2 inch and discard. Slice the roll in 6 equal pieces, each about 1 1/2 inches wides. Place each piece, spiral side up, in 6 of the muffin cups. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry to make 12 sticky buns.
Bake for 30 minutes, until the sticky buns are golden to dark brown on top and firm to the touch. Allow to cool for 5 minutes only, invert the buns onto the parchment paper (ease the filling and pecans out onto the buns with a spoon), and cool completely.
I only made 1/2 of the recipe and placed them in individual ramekin cups.

Into the oven.

Cool for 5 minutes and turn over.

Ready to eat.

Give this recipe a try. They were wonderful:)
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Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I haven't ever made sticky buns, but they are one of my favourite foods. I really need to get with the program!

Haden News said...

I have looked at Ina's recipe many times but never made these!! Yours look soo good, what a treat!

Pattie T. said...

I have been curious about these ever since I saw Ina make them. You've convinced me that I must give these a try. We're supposed to have a snowy weekend, so what better time?

Mary said...

These really look and sound delicious. I love Ina's recipes and you have done her proud. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Shellbelle said...

I wanted to be sure to drop in and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Seems we've all been so busy preparing for the holidays, that we haven't been out and about much, but I wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed reading your blog this year and looking forward to more in 2011!

Holiday Hugs and thanks for this great (and easy) recipe!

Miz Helen said...

Just stopping by today to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!