Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sticky sticky sticky buns

Since going gluten free 3 years ago, I've been searching for a good sticky bun or caramel roll recipe. Interesting that with all my looking for a good recipe, there was a great one in a cookbook on my shelf that I just hadn't noticed. This recipe is from this book and is totally awesome. That's the same book I found the bread recipe in and there are a few other awesome recipes in there as well.

The buns are sweetened with banana and honey, so healthy, no? But the glaze on top is sinfully good and totally makes the buns. I used Spectrum shortening in place of the butter to make it dairy free and we didn't miss the butter at all. You could probably use oil as well.

Banana Pecan Sticky Buns

2/3 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/3 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca starch
2 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp bread machine yeast
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup mashed banana
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 cup butter, or Spectrum shortening
2 eggs

Pan Glaze
1/3 cup melted butter, or melted Spectrum shortening
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup raisins

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients together. Mix well and set aside. In another large bowl, using a heavy-duty mixer with paddle attachment, beat water, banana, honey, vinegar, shortening and eggs until well blended.

Add the dry ingredients, with mixer on the lowest speed until combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Then turn the mixer to the highest speed and beat for 4 minutes.

Pan Glaze:
In a 8x8 baking pan, combine melted shortening, brown sugar and corn syrup. Sprinkle with pecans and raisins. Drop the dough by nine heaping spoonfuls on top of the pan glaze. Dough will be sticky, do not smooth tops. Let rise in a warm draft-free place for 40-50 minutes or until dough has nearly doubled in volume. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes. Immediately invert pan over a serving platter. Allow to stand for a couple minutes before removing pan. Serve warm and enjoy.

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