Sticky buns


Sticky Buns
By Joanne Chang of Flour

Apf 290
Bread flour 280
Active dry yeast 7
Sugar 68
Salt 6
Cold water 100
Eggs 246
Butter, softened 254

Light brown sugar 90
Sugar 80
Cinnamon 1/4t
Toasted chopped pecans 80

Butter 280
Light brown sugar 540
Honey 180
Cream 130
Water 130
Salt 1/4t

Pecans, toasted and chopped, 80

combine everything

Melt butter and sugar. Add everything else. Strain to remove brown sugar lumps. Let cool to room temp. Keeps in chiller for 2 weeks.

Combine everything except butter in a large bowl. Incorporate with hands. It will be quite stiff and dry. Slowly incorporate butter and knead until smooth, silky and elastic. If more like batter than dough add a few T of flour. It is ready when you can gather it and pick it up in one piece. Place in a bowl and press cling wrap on the top. Place in chiller for 6-12 hours to proof. Dough should be at least double in size by then.

On a floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/4″ thickness and 16″ width. Sprinkle with filling and press in well. Tightly roll up. Cut away edges. Cut into 1.5″ thick pieces. Can be frozen in airtight container for up to a week.

When ready to bake, thaw in chiller in container overnight or in room temp for a couple of hours. Place in dish (will expand to thrice it’s size) evenly spaced . Pour goo and sprinkle the pecans over. Bake at 175C for 35-45 mins, or until golden brown. Let cool for 25-35 mins. Invert one by one on to serving platter and drizzle goo over. Best served warm or within 4 hrs of baking. Store in airtight container at room temp for 1 day. Reheat at 160C for 10-12 mins before serving.




Osmanthus flowers


Phoon huat now stocks dried osmanthus flowers. Their delicate appearance is best showcased in a clear medium like teas and jellies. Te flavor is light with peach notes some ideas:

-Ai-yu honey osmanthus jelly
– osmanthus gelato
– osmanthus black tea cookies
– sugar free osmanthus mint tea

Shortbread, saputo vs scs vs golden churn

Butter 235
Icing sugar 130
Salt 1/8t
Flour 300

Everything was mixed by hand. Butter and sugar was incorporated with spatula and flour with hand and spatula. Much easier to dump everything on the counter and mix as my bowls were too small. The golden churn dough firmed up faster than the saputo and scs dough. Refrigerate to firm, roll into round shape then freeze for a while before slicing.

Baked at 160C for about 17 mins.

SCS: clean sweet flavor, best one of the lot.
Saputo: powdery aftertaste. Overall not too bad though.
Golden Churn: the salt in the butter was evident in the final product. This made the cookie taste heavier.