Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins
I got this recipe from the Rosie O'Donnell Show when it was on the air. I've had the recipe for a few years but am just now getting around to making them and I'm glad I did! They are fantastic. I wasn't sure how the dough would turn out because when I was kneading it the butter did not seem to incorporate very well. I think I may melt the butter next time I make these. Anyway, the dough turned out fine after all. These are very tasty and sticky!
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope dry active yeast (or almost 1 tbsp)
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon butter (to grease bowl)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted (to grease pan)
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3⁄4 cup chopped pecans
Filling mix sugar and cinnamon together
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- In bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp honey in warm water.
- Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
- By hand, beat in remaining honey, the egg, salt, 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup butter until smooth, 2 minutes.
- Stir in remaining flour until soft dough forms.
- Knead on floured surface 2 minutes until smooth.
- Form ball.
- Butter bowl with 1 tsp butter; put dough in bowl.
- Cover with plastic.
- Let rise 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until doubled.
- Brush 13x9x2-inch baking pan with melted butter.
- In saucepan, heat sugar, syrup and butter, stirring until smooth.
- Remove from heat; add honey & nuts.
- Pour in prepared pan to coat the bottom.
- Punch down dough; on floured surface roll dough to 20x12-inch rectangle.
- Brush with butter; sprinkle with sugar mixture.
- Roll up from long side.
- Cut into 20 (1-inch) slices.
- Arrange slices in pan, evenly spaced.
- Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake 30 minutes, until golden brown.
- Cool in pan 1 minute.
- Invert platter over pan; turn out buns onto platter.
- When lukewarm pull apart into individual buns.