Butterscotch Glazed Pecan Sticky Buns


Serving 12 people


45 min



Ingredients

  • all purpose flour 20 oz all purpose flour (4 cups)
  • baking soda 1/16 tsp baking soda
  • whiskey 2 tbsp bourbon whiskey
  • brown sugar 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • butter 4 tbsp butter
  • cinnamon 2 tsp cinnamon
  • corn syrup 1.5 tsp corn syrup
  • eggs 2 eggs
  • light brown sugar 1 cup light brown sugar
  • milk 3/4 cup milk
  • pecans 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • salt 1/16 tsp salt
  • sugar 1/2 cup sugar
  • sweetened condensed milk 5 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • vanilla extract 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • yeast 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp quick rise yeast
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How to make it

  1. Heat the milk to 110 degrees using an instant read thermometer.
  2. Place the milk in the bowl of a stand mixer along with the yeast.
  3. Add the sugar and 6 tbsp softened butter.
  4. Mix at medium speed until the butter is broken up, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Add the flour and salt, and mix on low for 2 minutes. Bump the speed up to medium, and beat for another 2 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and cover the bowl with plastic.
  6. Let the dough rise for 45 minutes (it will barely rise, fyi).Lightly flour a work surface, and roll the dough out into a 10 by 24 inch rectangle.
  7. Mix the light brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter, and spread evenly all over the dough.
  8. Cut the dough into 12 strips (so each strip is 2 inches wide and 10 inches tall).
  9. Roll each strip up tightly and place into buttered muffin tins.
  10. Let rise for 1 hour.
  11. Bake the buns in a 325 degree oven for 25-28 minutes. Prepare the glaze 5 minutes before the buns are done so you can add the glaze to the buns while they're hot (that way the glaze soaks in a bit). Sprinkle on the pecans.For the glaze: Bring the brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, bourbon whiskey, corn syrup, and butter to a bubble over medium high heat, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  12. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla, salt and baking soda. Stir for 1 minute until it has dissolved. It's now ready to be poured onto the sticky buns.