APPLE BUTTER CINNAMON PECAN STICKY BUNS

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water 360 ml
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated yeast 22 gm, 2 packets
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coarse sea salt or kosher salt 22 gm
  • 8 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup honey 120 ml
  • 1 1/2 Cups unsalted butter melted (3 sticks), 360 gm
  • 7 1/2 cups all purpose flour 900 gm
CARAMEL TOPPING
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt 3 gm
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 90 gm
  • 1/4 cup Karo syrup or Honey 60 ml
  • 1 cup cinnamon pecan pieces 150 gm
FILLING FOR ROLLS
  • 1 cup Musselmans apple butter 240 ml
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 10 gm
  • 1 cup Amelia’s cinnamon pecans 150 gm
  • pinch of ground black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix the yeast, and water in the bowl of your mixer, mix well
  2. Add in eggs, honey and melted butter, and continue to mix until well blended
  3. Add in flour and salt. using your dough hook, incorporate all the flour, mix just enough so that all the flour is mixed in.
  4. The dough may look loose and wetter than you think it should be, it may also look like it has lumps, that’s ok.
  5. Transfer dough to another bowl, cover with a towel and allow to sit and rise for two hours.
  6. Chill dough for at least 2 hours, before making the rolls*
  7. For topping cream butter,salt and brown sugar, spread evenly over the bottom of a 9 inch cake pan, then scatter cinnamon pecans over the topping and set aside.
  8. Using floured hands cut out a 1 1/2 lb piece of brioche dough.
  9. Dust dough with more flour and shape into a ball by stretching the dough around and under in quarter turns until it is fully shaped.
  10. Using a rolling in roll out the dough int a 1/8 inch thick rectangle (about 12″x8″) add flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin or surface.*
  11. While dough is resting mix the apple butter, pecans, cinnamon and pepper, then spread the mixture evenly over the dough
  12. Start rolling the dough along the long side of the dough, so you end up with a roll.
  13. If the dough feels to soft to cut, allow it to chill for about 20 minutes.
  14. When dough is ready , with a serrated knife, cut the log into 8 equal pieces and place in prepared cake pan.
  15. Cover with plastic and allow to rise for 1 hour*
  16. Place rolls in a 350 degree preheated oven, and bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown and set in the center.
  17. Run a knife around the sides of the pan and turn out the rolls onto a platter immediately*1
  18. Serve the rolls and get ready for rave reviews