Make these delicious treats ahead of time and serve these sticky, sweet buns for breakfast or brunch.

Everyday Food, March 2010, Everyday Food, March 2010


Recipe Summary

25 mins
55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • On a floured work surface, roll dough to a 10-by-18-inch rectangle. Dot upper two-thirds of dough with 1 cup butter and fold dough like a letter. Roll dough to a 10-by-18-inch rectangle. Refrigerate on a baking sheet until firm, 1 hour (or up to 1 day).

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine sugar, pecans, and salt. Leaving a 1/2-inch border, dot dough with 6 tablespoons butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Starting at a long end, roll up dough like a jelly roll. Cut crosswise into 12 pieces. Place each piece, cut side down, into two jumbo muffin pans or a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

  • Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Immediately invert buns onto a serving platter or baking sheet. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes

Folding butter into the dough creates a flaky, rich result. This recipe works well with store-bought dough, but it's exceptional with homemade.


Reviews (7)

148 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 66
  • 2 star values: 36
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5.0 stars
Rating: 5.0 stars
I haven't made the recipe yet but the reviews who writes about a typo is misreading the instructions...after folding the dough in thirds the instructions are to RE-ROLL it out again to the former 10x13. There is no typo.
Rating: 2 stars
too much rolling the dough was tough and chewy at the end..I expected a lighter sticky bun not something to tough.
Rating: Unrated
The recipe has a typo. After "folding like a letter" (which itself is not a well-defined action) it is not possible to have begun with a 10 x 18 inch rectangle and also to end with a 10 x 18 inch rectangle. More likely the result after folding would be a 6 x 10 inch rectangle.
Rating: Unrated
Delicious! Have made this twice, had leftover pizza dough both times and I have been so pleased. The second time I used a hefty dose of cinnamon.. great results. Shoot, forgot the raisins though!
Rating: Unrated
I"m crazy about this's one thing that's super important. Make sure the butter is room's a totally different picture if it isn't...I've made these a couple of times and made the mistake of using cold butter, thinking "hey it's pastry"...but I was wrong and it didin't work...enjoy!
Rating: Unrated
I made this recipes this morning and it was the worst mess. I followed the entire thing to the letter and I didn;t have glaze like the picture and it wasn't sweet at all. As a matter of fact it didn't taste good at all