Saturday, February 27, 2010

bread baking challenge # 8 - CINNAMON STICKY BUNS

  CINNAMON BUNS (IN USA)  WASP'S NEST (IN ROMANIA) is another bread baking challenge!



I was very happy to start baking this sticky buns because this is one of my childhood sweet that  I remember with pleasure.
After you mix all the ingredients and make a nice smooth dough, you have to follow certain rules to be able to make equal buns, that you are going to bake toghether  in a casserole.
You make a 14/8" dough, and after add sugar and sliver almond, make a roll.








You are cutting this roll at every inch, so you can have equal size buns, that you are putting loose in a baking casserole. After they raise for 1h, and become a tight mass you bake.




Once you prepare the cinnamon buns, you roll them in a oven casserole and bake for 45 minutes, at 350F.







It is a real treat, ripping a roll from the whole bread,...... it is sweet and soft and moist in the same time...


A single, baked, sweet, moist bun is to die for!!  Coffee anyone?




In Romania, we call this dessert "wasp nest" not only for appearance, but for the sweet and sticky top, reminding you of honey.
Just before is baked, we poor on top a mixer of hot milk with dissolved honey, that bring the stickiness and sweet that you never forget and you miss....One's baking after that for 10 more minutes, to become dark brown and shiny. Good appetite!



CHOCOLATE PASCA (EASTER) /pasca cu ciocolata ( my mom's)/

My mom's recipe, (romanian): Se pune de cu seara 1kg smantana pe un servet, deasupra unei tavi cu malai. A doua zi dimineata...