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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TWD: Pecan Sticky Buns


I've been trying to watch my calories lately, and with 5 sticks of butter, these were going to be hard to fit into my daily limit. Luckily I was able to make some adjustments to make them work! The first thing I did, was roll them into 26 instead of 14 rolls. I'd much rather have one smaller bun than half a large one. Also, we reduced the butter and sugar topping, to make up for increasing the filling, because I thought it would need some more. 


These rolls weren't hard, but it was difficult to fit all the rising and resting time into our busy schedules. By spreading them over two days, we were able to finagle it. I don't know if I'd make them again, just because they were so time-intensive. Maybe for Christmas or another special occasion, because the end result was very delicious! At least, I still have one log in the freezer that I'm looking forward to. I think next time I may actually do the full glaze, but I enjoyed being able to eat one guilt free :)


You can find the recipe here or here.

34 comments:

  1. Hi, your Pecan Sticky Buns looks great. Unfortunately I did not like the gooey part of it (please forgive me!)
    I've "decimated" and replaced the butter and were still fine.
    Best greetings from Switzerland

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    1. Everyone like something different :) I'm glad yours were still fine without as much butter!

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  2. Good idea to keep one log in the freezer. I only made half the mix but wish I had done the whole thing and frozen half for the next time we need to use brioche - it was such hard work!

    Your buns look lovely!

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    1. Thanks! I was considering only making half, and then I decided it wouldn't be that much work to double and save.

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  3. I agree they were not hard to make..just time consuming. Yours turned out great!

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  4. Doing smaller ones is a good idea! I kept thinking that after I finished mine. Nice pictures!

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    1. Haha it's the only way I could control my portions.

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  5. These are definitely Christmas morning worthy :-)
    The one thing I enjoy about recipes like this is that you can finangle them around crazy schedules.
    They look good.

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    1. That is one really nice part about yeast doughs.

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  6. oh wow sara.. yours came out great!! I agree it took a long time and a lot of butter.. but am glad I tried it once.. I simply loved them!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I tried it once too!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! I only made half the dough into sticky buns and froze the rest to use later, too! Nice job!

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  8. I agree that these are special occasion fare. I'm not sure I'd make them again. Maybe...

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    1. Yeah that's how I feel, a definite maybe.

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  9. I understand why you say it's time consuming, I'm doing it today and it's taking forever!!!

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    1. Good luck! I hope they turn out well!

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  10. They look perfect. I am trying to watch calories too and it's lame. Especially when I taste something like this. Good idea to save them for a special occasion. I was wishing I had made them for Mother's Day.

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    1. That would have been smart! We started on Mother's Day, but weren't able to finish until the next day because it took so long haha.

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  11. We did the recipe as written and it's definitely a special occasion recipe - as you said, not hard, but time consuming.

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  12. Brilliant adjustments! They look delicious!

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  13. Hi Sara! I did not even consider making smaller portions. That is a great idea. It is all about getting to taste what I am eating, not necessarily to eat the biggest portion. If I were ever to make these again I will definitely do that. Great job!

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    1. I totally agree, it's all about taste :)

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  14. These look great, Sara - I wasn't able to get to them at all! I think they's be perfect for a special occasion.

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    1. Thanks, I'm sorry you weren't able to get them. Hopefully next time :)

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  15. These would be great on Christmas Day, though not sure I could pull off the timing. Yummy, though!

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    1. You're right about the timing, that would be hard. I think I'd probably make and freeze them ahead of time...

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  16. These are definitely a special treat and not everyday food! I thought they were delicious though. Yours look great!

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  17. These look heavenly! Good call on making the rolls smaller! I would feel much better eating a small one then half a big one, and then the other half cause well you obviously cant just have half :)

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  18. Dear Sara, you pecan sticky buns look so tempting right now! I would love one (or two)!! You have a beautiful blog! I do hope you visit soon! Blessings to you, Catherine

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