These Cast Iron Skillet Sticky Buns are topped with a tasty honey pecan glaze. They're a surefire way to cure the winter blues!
Keyword: cast iron, honey, pecan, sticky bun
For the Rolls
½Tbspactive dry yeast
2Tbspunsalted butterroom temperature
For the Filling
For the Honey Pecan Glaze
3Tbspunsalted butterroom temperature
Using either a microwave or small saucepan, heat milk until warm. (Note: The milk should only be lukewarm, not hot.)
Stir yeast into warm milk; let stand for 5 minutes.
Using a countertop mixer, add the flour, sugar and salt; stir until well combined.
Add egg and milk/yeast mixture; stir until well combined.
Add butter; mix for 4-5 minutes, or until smooth. (Note: Dough will be very soft at this stage.)
Transfer dough into a large greased bowl and lightly cover with towel or plastic wrap. Let sit in warm spot for 1 hour, or until approximately doubled in size. (Note: I like to let dough rise in my oven. I don’t turn the oven on, but I do keep the oven light on.)
Turn dough out onto a well-floured countertop. Fold dough several times, cover lightly and then let sit for 15 more minutes. (Tip: This dough is soft and sticky. Don’t be afraid to use plenty of flour to help fold and roll it.)
Meanwhile, using a small bowl, make the filling by whisking together sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. (Note: The butter will be used later.)
On a well-floured countertop, roll the dough into an 8”x8” square.
Brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle the surface with cinnamon-sugar filling, leaving a ½” border on all sides.
Roll dough into a cylinder and press edges together to seal.
Gently roll/stretch dough into a 12” long cylinder; slice the dough into 12 (1”) pieces. Place rolls in cast iron skillet; cover lightly and let sit in a warm spot for 25-30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Using a small mixing bowl, make the Honey Pecan Glaze by mixing together the brown sugar, butter and honey until well combined.
Add water and stir until mixture reaches spreadable consistency; stir in chopped pecans. Spread the Honey Pecan Glaze evenly on top of the rolls.
Bake for 44-46 minutes, or until tops of rolls are golden brown and centers are completely baked. (Tip: Tent the top of the skillet with foil after 30 minutes to prevent rolls from burning.)