Nothing like warm Sticky Honey Buns for breakfast.

Sticky Honey Buns

Honey Base:

3/4 cup butter

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup water

1/4 tsp. salt

 

Dough:

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water

4 1/2 cups flour

4 eggs

1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter , room temperature

 

Filling:

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup toasted, chopped pecans

 

Honey Base:

In a saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in the brown sugar until it’s dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in the honey, cream, water and salt. Allow to cool to room temperature. You should have 2 cups. Only use 2 cups, if there is extra.

 

To make the dough, in a bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle yeast over the water, allow to bloom for a few minutes, then whisk until smooth. Whisk in 1/2 cup of the flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand in warm spot for 30 minutes.

Add the eggs, sugar, salt and the remaining flour to the yeast mixture. Fit the mixer with dough hook and knead for 3-4 minutes at medium speed. Add the butter and continue to knead, adding a little flour to reduce stickiness if needed, until dough is smooth. Cover and let rise until double, about 2 hours.

Butter a 9×13 baking dish. Pour honey base into the baking dish. Transfer dough to a floured surface and roll out to a 15×10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the  dough. Sprinkle the half the chopped pecans evenly over the dough. Using a rolling pin , gently roll over the top of the dough sprinkled with sugar and nuts. Starting at the long side cover with sugar and nuts, roll up rectangle snugly and pinch seam together. With seam facing down , cut into 10 equal pieces. Place the pieces cut side up in prepared dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, remove from refrigerator and let rise until half as high, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake until golden brown , about 30 minutes. Let rest about 20 minutes before turning out onto a serving dish.

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