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Baklava Sticky Buns Friday, February 07, 2020, 09:05 PM
I has this idea to make baklava inspired sticky buns. I decided to use Joy the Baker’s king cake recipe for the dough part. I meant to sub clove for the nutmeg, but forgot. I pretty much followed her instructions right up until you twist the two dough ropes together. At that point, I had 2 ropes spread with the filling, and I sliced them with a bench scraper into 1.5-2 in swirls.
Put each of those in a 9x13 in pan with very little space between them. Let them proof for about 45 min with plastic wrap over the pan.
Next into the oven. When there was about 15-20 min left on the timer, I started cooking the syrup. I put it on fairly low on the stove, and kept an eye on it because it seemed to want to boil over. Cooked until it thickened then took it off the heat and stirred in 1tsp of orange blossom water. We happened to have some in the fridge and I thought it would go nicely. Otherwise, I probably would have used vanilla in its place. Once the buns were done (check for temp: 190°F), I took them out of the oven and poured the syrup over. Then sprinkled some roughly chopped walnuts over the top. Done!
Transcribed Notes: from the image above
Followed JTB king cake recipe for the dough
Toasted ~4 cups of walnuts.
Adapted Joy's filling:
Made Sticky Honey Topping:
Heat until everything is dissolved and reduced. ~15 min.
Baked @ 370°F for 35 min
2020-07-21 update: Bake to 190°