Joanne Chang's Sticky Buns Recipe

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Joanne Chang's Sticky Buns
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  • 2 1/2 cups high-gluten flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar , plus
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 5 oz honey
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. (Brioche):.
  2. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients, except the butter and beat on low with dough hook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the softened butter and knead for another 20 minutes until dough slaps on the side of the bowl.
  4. On a floured work surface, roll out the brioche dough into a rectangle that is approximately 1/4-inch thick.
  5. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans and sprinkle evenly on the brioche.
  6. Roll up the brioche jelly roll-style and slice the roll into buns about 1-inch thick.
  7. For the Goo: In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together the butter and brown sugar. Remove from heat, let cool, and whisk in the honey, cream, and water.
  8. Spread the Goo on the bottom of a 1/4 sheet pan (so you have enough room to proof & spread out) and place buns evenly spaced in the pan. Cover and allow to rise for 2 to 3 hours in a warm place.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  10. Place buns in the oven and bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and then invert onto a serving platter.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1099.2 Kcal (4602 kJ)
Calories from fat 497.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.26g 85%
Cholesterol 168.63mg 56%
Sodium 715.14mg 30%
Potassium 332.86mg 7%
Total Carbs 144.26g 48%
Sugars 85.3g 341%
Dietary Fiber 3.43g 14%
Protein 14.89g 30%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 15%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 128mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 391.58 Kcal (1639 kJ)
Calories from fat 177.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.69g 85%
Cholesterol 60.07mg 56%
Sodium 254.76mg 30%
Potassium 118.58mg 7%
Total Carbs 51.39g 48%
Sugars 30.39g 341%
Dietary Fiber 1.22g 14%
Protein 5.3g 30%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 15%
Iron 1.5mg 23%
Calcium 45.6mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.9
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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