Tuesdays with Dorie: Pecan Honey Sticky Buns

May 27, 2008 at 4:47 am | Posted in breakfast things, groups, sweet things, sweet yeast breads, tuesdays with dorie | 52 Comments

pecan honey sticky buns

Oh yeah–pecans and brioche laquered in brown sugar and honey goo.  Does it get any better than that?  I think not.

Madam Chow of Madam Chow’s Kitchen chose Dorie’s Pecan Honey Sticky Buns for this week’s TWD, but I actually made these awhile ago (luckily I had the forethought to take a few pictures).  These sticky buns share the same brioche base as the Brioche Raisin Snails the group made back in March.  I had a little extra dough from those snails and I turned it into these sticky buns the following week.

I only made two buns, but they were probably double the size of Dorie’s.  I don’t always think that bigger is better, but with sticky buns, I sure do!  Since I was so drastically scaling down the recipe, I just eyeballed the ingredients for both the filling and the glaze.  I added some chopped toasted pecans to the cinnamony-sweet swirl inside the buns as well.

pecan honey sticky buns

With a big cup of black coffee, these are a delicious (if not quite nutritious) breakfast!  You can find the recipe here on Madam Chow’s Kitchen or in Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. This will indeed make a delicious breakfast – enough carbo loading for a whole day…It looks droolworthy!

  2. Twice the size! A woman after my own heart. 😉

  3. Wow – this makes me wish I had the time to make these. Lucky you to have leftover brioche in your freezer!

  4. They look gorgeous!

  5. Those are gorgeous! I didn’t get my act together to make them. I’m jealous.

  6. Looks absolutely beautiful!

  7. they look delicious as usual! I loved them too

  8. Sticky buns on growth hormones! I love it.

    Yours look great.

  9. Mmm! They look delicious!

  10. They look fabulous! And so delicious! Great job!

  11. Oh…my goodness….I am DROOLING! Wow – these look fantastic!!

  12. oh my, these bigger are better buns look delish!

  13. I certainly think that coffee is the perfect beverage for these. Delicious pictures!

  14. Wow, the bigger the better…They look great and coffee is a must with them!

  15. Yum! These look delicious…(as I nibble on mine as I type…) Finger lickin’ good! 🙂

  16. Yeah, I knew today around the blogosphere was going to be tough, but I just had to land here first and see the amped up version. Oh, my! Loving it!

  17. These are so decadent and delicious looking! Gorgeous photos!

  18. Oh yumm….two buns would have been a lot less dangerous than the whole recipe for sure! Yours look fabulous. Fantastic pictures Steph!! Thanks for your most gracious comment on mine!

  19. now that’s a breakfast i can get on board with! 🙂

  20. lacquer – that describes them perfectly! Divine.

  21. I love the idea of making giant sweet rolls, it totally reminds me of the good ol’ US-of-A. We’re a two-person household too, so halving, freezing and any other such measures save us from ourselves! 😉

  22. Wonderful and I so missed out on a good Tuesday event, especially since I could be eating one with my coffee right now.
    Just splendid!

  23. Your sticky buns are gorgeous! Bigger is definitely better with them! Love your pics

  24. yum! they look so delicious in the giant size! love the pics, the colors look so pretty.

  25. Bigger is better with sticky buns! Gorgeous!

  26. They look amazing-Great job!

  27. They look so beautiful and shiny! A good cup of coffee is definitely these buns’ best friend! 🙂

  28. you ship me sticky buns…I’ll ship you peppers!

  29. Yours look fantastic. And pecans in the filling yummy! What a great idea.

  30. Your photos are gorgeous! Yum!

  31. I have never made sticky buns, Steph. Yours are a true inspiration!

  32. Wow! Your sticky buns look perfect!

  33. Goergeous rolls!

  34. Gosh–what a gorgeous photo and yummy description!

  35. Holy cow! Now that is what i call a sticky bun! Maybe I would have enjoyed mine more if I had gone with my initial instinct to make them larger than Dorie’s. Great job!

  36. Those are lovely – you laid out the pecans in a pattern! I just tossed them into the goo and then devoured them.

  37. do these buns take a bad picture? so far everyone’s pictures of these things are amazing. thank goodness i brought my last bun in with me this morning for a snack or else i’d be crying at sight of all these beautiful buns.

  38. Beautiful close up shots – and yes, bigger, in this case, IS better!!

  39. Monster buns you got there! I agree… bigger is better with these sticky things. YUM!
    Clara @ I♥food4thought

  40. Your photography never ceases to amaze me! Beautiful baking results and exceptional photography…what a combination!

  41. You did such a nice job of scaling down the recipe (very wise) and making only two buns…a much better way to handling temptation than standing on the street corner shouting “Sticky Buns…anyone want some spare sticky buns????” Okay, I didn’t actually do that, but I did press them on everyone who came by today so tonight I can breathe a sigh of relief as there is no temptation left: THEY ARE ALL GONE. Next time, I do your method!

    Very nice photos.

  42. BEAUTIFUL! !!! ! ! ! ! And, yes…they definitely need a BIG cup of black coffee to cut through the syrupy wonderful sweetness!

  43. Gorgeous – and great idea to make them bigger. I may have to steal that idea for the next time I make these! 😀

  44. Yum. Those are amazing looking.

  45. Alright, these look the way that I was hoping mine would come out. Maybe next time I’ll just make them gigantic-sized like yours 🙂

  46. Great job, nice color on your buns.

  47. I like how you scale everything down. I must learn to do that! Maybe that comes with experience. Again, your photo is practically edible!
    Shari@Whisk: a food blog

  48. super big sticky buns! yum! love the idea of adding the pecans to the filling too (though i’m not sure i would personally like it since i’m not a nut lover)

  49. Yum!!! Great job. They look perfect!

  50. Gorgeous buns! I could lick my screen!

  51. oh gosh.. urs look devilicious! *slurps*

  52. Such a beautiful recipe. A great way to make the recipe taste even better would be to use honey from holyfoodimports.com. Their products come from Israel, so they have an excellent exotic taste.

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