Saturday, February 14, 2009

You'll need a cigarette after one of these.

Holy cow. Just trust me on this one. H-E-A-V-E-N.

(BTW, I used regular butter instead of unsalted, and they were still amazing.)

Easy Sticky Buns (Makes 12) -- Courtesy of Barefoot Contessa

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 tablespoon 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 the 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, 1½ teaspoons of the cinnamon, and ½ 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 ½ inch and discard. Slice the roll in 6 equal pieces, each about 1½ inches wide. 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.


Busy Bee Suz said...

oh my lord...I can feel the cellulite bubbling up on my rear just reading this....I bet they were drool worthy.

Life with Kaishon said...

I want these like crazy. Oh my goodness. I think they will be a PERFECT start the week snack. Yum o! Hope your Valentines Day was happy and fiilled with love.

Frasypoo said...

That sounds yummy till I read Suz' s comment!!!

dons_mind said...

mmmmm really sound good...another receipe for our dream collection..although i gotta tell ya, there's nothin that would make me smoke a cigarette again - nothin! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Hey girl-I got your facebook request, but I am having technical difficulties.....meaning facebook closed out my acct due to an error, then they fixed it, then it was closed again. ;)
One day, I will get it back. I just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you.
take care, suz

Live.Love.Eat said...

Looks delicious!!!!!