Nov 25, 2012

Adventures in nutella buns

Like with all cookbooks I get, I started to read This is a Cookbook by Max and Eli Sussman cover to cover. (Mind you, I rarely actually cook from cookbooks -- I like to absorb the details of the recipe and admire the photos, but that's usually as far as I go.) I stopped dead at the recipe for Nutella Buns and thought, "I MUST make these immediately." In fact, I was so unprepared to make these that J had to run to the grocery store to fetch me a proper rolling pin. (Oh yes, I tried with other household objects in the meantime, but was having trouble rolling to the proper size.)

We took some process photos for kicks. Since I have no kitchen counter space, I use the dining table and the heater/window ledge instead -- ah, some day, I will have a real kitchen...


The buns rest on top a brown sugar/butter mixture with chopped pecans. Once they were done baking and cooled a bit, I flipped them over. The result is below.

Some fun with ingredients.

So who wants to come over for breakfast?

50 comments :

  1. yes yes yes. i would like some very much---want to roadtrip to boston and bring them with you? i've had that cookbook on my wishlist forver, excited that this is in there as well. maybe santa will remember that wish?

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  2. You don't even have to ask...

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  3. Oh my...that looks absolutely delicious!!!! I'll be there for breakfast with bells on! =) I have to try!!

    Ergo-Blog

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  4. Could you substitute a ready made dough? If so, which one?

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  5. In southern Brazil it is called Chinéca.

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  6. I come over for breakfast tomorrow at 9! I'll bring the maple syrup from Montreal! yummyyyyyyyyyy!

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  7. Um.. yum! These look so delicious, I need to find that cookbook asap. Also, your photos are gorgeous! I can totally relate to not having a proper kitchen for wonderful recipes like these!

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  8. I am salivating looking at these images! Even I'm inspired to make these (and I've never ever baked in my life) :)

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  9. are you serious? i need these in my life right now. YUM

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  10. You've got to be kidding me. These look freaking amazing.

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  11. Such gorgeous and yummy pictures ! :)

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  12. Great and mouth-watering post! The expectation while prepping is... palpable. Nice!

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  13. amazing photos Alice. i can stare al day at 4 and 5 from the top.

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  14. Oooh! Impressive! I used to think the same thing about kitchens when living in NYC.

    I've not yet made sticky buns, but pecans are impossible to find in Spain :( P.S. Is that a cute apron you're wearing?

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  15. yes please! they look absolutely delicious :)

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  16. Those look delicious! I love the idea of baking the buns on the sugar mixture. Brilliant!

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  17. Oh Alice!
    You can't do this to me...i am so hungry right now...

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  18. I love nutella! The buns look absolutely yummy...i can't wait to try it :)

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  19. Okay, why am I just now stumbling across your blog? These look absolutely delicious! And the picture quality is fabulous ;)
    xo TJ

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  20. Me, me, me! And I can have a coffee tutorial while I'm there. (I appreciate great coffee, but haven't learned to make it yet).

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  21. Yummy, beautiful, and yummy!

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  22. looks delicious!!! Do you know if the recipe is online too??

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  23. Faire tout soi-même purement de la qualité !

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  24. i need recipe and do it now
    and your photos are awesome...

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  25. Alice, you made me so hungry making these! Did anyone say your photos rock? :)

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  26. i have no idea how i am just now discovering your blog. your photos are stunning!

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  27. Oh. MY. GOSH. This is totally right up my alley. These photos are fabulous. Boy, my mouth's watering just looking at the buns. I'm going to try this recipe this week. Can't wait!

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  28. You have no idea how hungry this made me. Nutella anything sounds intriguing at the very least :D

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  29. breakfast, morning tea, elevenses, afternoon, these look perfect for whenever. thanks for sharing the recipe! the cookbook looks really interesting.

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  30. Your photography is great!I'm gonna try your recipy! it looks fantastic, I bet it tasts evenn better! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  31. ommmggg these look so good!

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  32. WOW...this is definitely going to be my next project. :)

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  33. OH, my god that is genius. Guess what I'm doing tomorrow?? mmmmmm NUTELLA.

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  34. I made this a week ago and it disappeared in an hour...

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  35. Thanks for the recipe! I made these last weekend and they were delicious. I loved the dough!

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  36. which camera did use to take these awesome pictures?

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  37. For anyone wanting to this recipe the sauce/syrup part of this recipe is incorrect. Brown sugar and butter won't melt into a smooth sauce. It will stay granulated even after baking the buns as you can see from the pictures. You have to add some heavy cream.

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  38. She has the recipe hyperlinked in the text...

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  39. I got this cookbook for Christmas! Loving it so far. It's such an awesome combination of beautiful images and mouth-watering recipies. Makes my heart so happy. I'm also loving your blog! I've been an Instagram follower of yours for a little while now and made my way over to your blog recently. I'm eating it up! (pun intended) Your work is beautiful and leaves me feeling inspired.

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  40. these look absolutely delicious! someday when i'm up for the yeast in my baking challenge i will have to try and make these. thanks for sharing!

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