1/2 Photos of Apple Almond Sticky Buns
1 hr 20 mins
This recipe uses a biga it's a pre-fermented dough that the French call a pate fermentee. It's started with a bit of yeast, and allowed to work for several hours. The advantage of making a biga is that because it ferments for a long time, which adds flavor and character to the bread. These are best eaten when fresh, although a few minutes in the oven the next day will bring them back almost to their freshness. Go ahead and use your favorite nuts or skip them. I leave some skin on my apple for the fiber and extra nutrients.
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- 7 ounces water
- 3 ounces pumpernickel flour or 3 ounces rye flour
- 5 ounces bread flour
- 1/4 teaspoon bread machine yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces water
- 1 ounce nonfat dry milk powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 4 -4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 6 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
- 1 1/2 cups almonds, sliced
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2Place all of the biga ingredients in bread machine set on dough cycle, When cycle is finished unplug, close, and set aside 8 hours (overnight).
- 4Place all of the dough ingredients in the bucket of your machine over the biga, program for Dough or Manual, and press Start.
- 5Keep an eye on the dough; scrape down the sides of the bucket, and add flour and/or water if necessary. When the kneading cycle is done, remove the dough and place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let it rest/rise for about 45 minutes.
- 6Take out the dough, gently deflate it by folding it in onto itself, turn it over, and place it back in the bowl. Let it continue to rise for a further 45 minutes to an hour.
- 8For a softer apple precook apples in a hot pan with melted butter till apple are softened about 8 minutes.
- 10Mix the filling ingredients together, set aside.
- 11When the dough has finished rising, take it out of the bowl and place it on floured surface.
- 12Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin, until it's a rectangle of approximately 15 x 22 inches.
- 13Spread 6 tablespoons of butter gently over the surface of the dough, leaving a good half-inch around the outside edge. Sprinkle a half a cup of brown sugar over the buttered dough, Distribute two-thirds of the apples and nut mixture on top, and gently roll up the dough, starting with a long edge. Pinch the ends and edge tightly together, to seal.
- 14Rub the remaining butter generously onto the bottom and up the sides of a 12 x 12-inch sticky bun pan (or a 9 x 13-inch rectangular pan).
- 15Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar, then layer in the remaining apples and nut mixture on the brown sugar; drizzle almond liqueur over apples.
- 16Using a serrated knife, cut the rolled-up dough into 16 pieces, and place them over the apples in the pan. For even cuts I start my first cut right down the middle then cut the middle of the cuts and so on.
- 17Cover and let rise until they're quite puffy and very tight in the pan.
- 18Preheated 350°F oven.
- 19Bake the buns for 35 to 45 minutes.
- 20When they're done, you can either leave them as is in the pan, or carefully flip them out. Either side as up!
- 21Pull apart and enjoy these finger licking good treats!
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Nutritional Facts for Apple Almond Sticky Buns
Serving Size: 1 (179 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 368.4
- Calories from Fat 131
- Total Fat 14.5 g
- Saturated Fat 5.1 g
- Cholesterol 19.4 mg
- Sodium 424.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 53.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
- Sugars 18.5 g
- Protein 8.0 g
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