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18 Dec, 2016

Salted caramel pecan sticky buns? Yes please.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

I am not much of a baker but I was overwhelmed with a sudden craving for cinnamon buns so I hunted around for a recipe before I found this one for caramel sticky buns. It’s a keeper.

Like many homemade things, it was a bit of work but totally worth it. Here’s something worth noting: it makes too much for a family of four. I mention in case you are also a family of four. If this is the case, there are several avenues open to you: give one of the two batches away to a neighbour, bring one to work, or enjoy it for breakfast the next day. ;)

Also worth mentioning: I reduced the amount of pecans (we have a nut hater in our midst) and baked half the batch in a bundt pan and the other half in a round cake pan, as directed. If/when I make this again I will definitely use bundt pans! The buns baked up a little better and looked better when turned over.

Here’s what my bundt pan batch looked like right after I pulled it out of the oven and before I flipped it over on to a plate:

Cinnamon buns, right before the flip

Not pictured: the moment the plate slipped a bit and I got caramel sauce on my oven mitts. Oh well. That bit of wasted caramel wasn’t missed because there was still PLENTY to go around.

These sweet buns were lovely with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. Truly, the perfect indulgence on a snowy day in Ottawa.

Let me know if you try this recipe!

p.s. Another great recipe for a cold winter weekend is this one for Beaver Tails!

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