The thought of making sticky buns really appealed to me. I have made homemade cinnamon rolls many times and enjoy the process and LOVE the result. I was excited-- until I read the recipe. The recipe with 5 sticks of butter. 5 STICKS! If I ate one, would I die of a heart attack immediately?
This following the shortbread bars with a fat pound of butter from my last TWD: BWJ.
I made the Brioche, having to add a bit more flour to the dough to get the slapping sound she spoke of. In the fridge overnight. Next day I added more butter, made the rolls and froze them. Next morning, (Mother's Day, poor planning on my part) I got up at 6 to cut the buns and put them into the pans to rise. I planned on bringing them to church to share, seeing how I knew it would be too many for even us to eat (nor did I want us consuming all that butter alone.) I got 18 rolls, instead of 14.
They rose beautifully. Into the oven for 35 minutes, and out of the pan onto a plate (with butter sloshing out as I turned it over). They looked gorgeous and looked really delicious and they smelled amazing.
I had about 1/3 of one. I figured out they have 25.5 grams of fat (32 grams if you make 14) and 226 calories (290 calories for 14 buns) from the butter alone. Not to be a buzz killer, but that kinda killed my buzz. There are just too many yummy things out there that don't have that much butter. Desserts even. I am not sure if I have ever used that much butter except when I am doing huge batches. And if it ain't chocolate... need I say more?
|You can see all the folds from the butter that was added.|
I had about 1/3 of one (8 grams of fat from butter). They were very tasty. I mean, come on! Everyone knew they would be! But honestly, I prefer my normal cinnamon roll recipe. And they kinda taste like monkey bread (someone asked me if it was monkey bread), which is WAY easier to make.
On the upside, they were very pretty and I even kinda enjoyed parts of the lengthy process to get these little sticky buns made. On the downside, though I am feeling bad for complaining, I couldn't enjoy them because they were just a bit too much. Blame it on hormones or something.
If you want to try these, and no aversion to obscene amounts of butter (I know, I know... let it rest already!), you can find the recipe at our hosts websites. Thanks to Nicole and Lynn for hosting!