Studio Sticky Buns
These sticky buns are the perfect mixture of sweet, warm and doughy goodness that will make it hard to eat just one!
For the bun:
5 ½ cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp active dry yeast
⅓ cup butter
1 ¼ cup buttermilk
⅓ cup white sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
3 large eggs
For the filling:
1 cup butter
1 ½ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
¼ tsp cardamom
½ cup flour
For the icing sugar:
1 tbsp whole milk
5-6 tbsp icing sugar
Heat buttermilk and sugar to just above body temperature and whisk in yeast. Set aside and allow yeast to bloom (or foam).
In a stand mixer fitted with dough hook attachment, add flour and salt. Mix to combine. Add buttermilk mixture, along with eggs until dough begins to form. Add butter in small amounts until fully incorporated. Continue to mix dough for 6-7 minutes. The dough will be smooth, shiny and slightly sticky. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Allow to rise in a warm spot for about an hour (or doubles in size).
While the dough is rising cream together the butter, sugar and spices, using the paddle attachment. When the butter mixture is light and fluffy, add flour and mix until just combined.
Flour the work surface with a generous amount of flour, roll out the dough into a long rectangle (30x 10 inch). Spread with butter filling over the entire rectangle. Roll the dough in a long log, starting with the 30 inch side.
Cut the log into 1 ½ inch rounds, place in a butter baking dish. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and allow it to double in size. Alternatively, place buns directly in the fridge overnight, after they are wrapped and before you allow them to double in size. Remove them from the fridge in the morning and allow them to double in size before baking.
To bake: preheat the oven to 350F, place buns on the middle rack and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown, and no longer sticky in the centre.
Milk icing: mix together 1 tbsp milk with enough icing sugar to form a thick paste.
Once the buns have cooled for 15-20 minutes spread on milk icing.
Enjoy….good luck eating only 1!!