Elizabeth's post on Morning Buns reminded us of another decadent morning treat that we occasionally crave beyond all reason: honey buns! And we're not talking about the Little Debbie version here...
To pass muster, a honey bun needs to literally ooze with honey. This is what distinguishes a honey bun from a regular sticky bun, after all! The best versions have honey in both the dough and the filling. Cinnamon, orange zest, and chopped pecans help round out the flavors and textures.
We found surprisingly few recipes around the web. Most just seemed like honey-ed versions of other bun recipes and were too cautious with the honey!
One of the most intriguing honey bun recipes we found comes from Martha Stewart and calls for creme fraiche and marscapone in the filling. Since honey buns can be overwhelmingly sweet (even for us!), we like the tangy contrast this would provide.
• Honey Buns from Martha Stewart
• Pecan-Honey Buns from Food & Wine
• Honey-Pecan Buns from Gourmet Magazine via the Food Network
Also, check out photos of honey buns over on the Cook & Eat blog. They're mouthwatering!
Are you a fan of the honey bun? What's your favorite recipe?
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