Joanne Chang's Sticky Buns

Recipe by JMigs0
READY IN: 6hrs 30mins




  • (Brioche):
  • 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.
  • Add the softened butter and knead for another 20 minutes until dough slaps on the side of the bowl.
  • On a floured work surface, roll out the brioche dough into a rectangle that is approximately 1/4-inch thick.
  • Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans and sprinkle evenly on the brioche.
  • Roll up the brioche jelly roll-style and slice the roll into buns about 1-inch thick.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 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.