Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Quicky Sticky Biscuits

Quicky Sticky Biscuits 2

I was recently lucky enough to have a friend loan me a copy Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey , and since I've vowed to be more experimental in my baking choices, and try and make things that don't involve chocolate, the Quicky Sticky Biscuits immediately stood out to me. They involved making a biscuit - something I hadn't yet done, and making a caramel sauce - I'm still scared of caramel, though I have tried out a few caramel involving desserts.

And boy, was I glad I did. I did screw up the caramel once, as you can see, and ended a kind of toffee thing I have no idea what to do with after 2 days. I contemplated giving up and going with another recipe, but I struggled on, and ended up with a great dessert, though it looked nothing like in the picture. Despite this, I had pride in the fact that I had successfully conquered some other items on my list. =) I hope to add this book to my slowly but steadily growing collection soon, since that friend has already left town :(

Quicky Sticky Biscuits
Adapted from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey
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For the sticky pecan [walnut] sauce-

1 cup [200 g] firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup [180 g] dark corn syrup
1 1/2 sticks [175 g] unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups [120 g] chopped pecans - I used walnuts, cant find pecans here.

Ingredients ready for the sticky walnut sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C, grease a 9x13 pan and keep ready.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter, over low heat, until the butter melts.
  3. On melting, increase the heat and bring the sauce to a gentle boil, until it thickens, about 3-5 mins.
  4. Stir the nuts in, and pour into the greased pan.

Mine never really thickened, probably because I took a chance with the corn syrup, using some store brand, since getting actual corn syrup here is quite a task. The first time, I waited and waited for it to thicken, ending up with this -
Messed up caramel

The second time, I just cooked it for the stipulated 5 minutes, because I knew it would just be a texture and appearance thing, not affecting the taste.

Sticky walnut sauce ready for the biscuits

For the Biscuits -

4 cups [480 g] flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt [I didn't add, since I was using salted butter]
2 sticks [225 g] frozen butter
1 1/2 to 2 cups cold buttermilk

Cut-up biscuit dough

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture. It will not look like breadcrumbs, or how it does for a pie crust, but it will be crumbly.
  3. Slowly add the buttermilk in, starting with 1 cup and adding more, till a soft dough is formed, making sure to not let it get sticky and mushy - I needed 1 1/2 cup
  4. Cut the dough into 16 portions.

Biscuits ready for the oven

For the cinnamon topping -

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick [113 g] butter
  1. Combine together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, melt the butter.
  3. Brush both sides with butter, and then coat with the cinnamon sugar topping.
  4. Place in the pan, over the sauce, evenly spaced.
  5. Bake for 15-17 mins, until the biscuits brown, and the sauce is bubbling up around them - Mine took longer because I was using a smaller pan, they were cramped together.
  6. Cool slightly, then invert onto a large serving platter, allowing all the sauce to fall on the biscuits. If any persistent bits remain, scrape out and place on the biscuits. Serve immediately.
Biscuits hot from the oven

I really liked the biscuits, I'm now going to try many other kinds. Any recommendations would be lovely. The sauce was a bit much, I'd try reducing the sugar, or maybe reducing the actual amount of it. But this could be chalked up to the faulty corn syrup, so if anyone tries it, I'd love to hear what you feel.


  1. They look amazing! I love caramel. Toffee is great too. You could eat the first batch all on its own!

  2. Hey First time here!! You have a lovely blog!!

  3. Very impressive! Caramel can be very fussy but it looks as though you have it figured out. Those buns looks so delicious and sticky. My fingers can almost feel the caramel just by looking at your pictures. :>

  4. oh these look delicious! I d like to try these. I don t find corn syrup here either :(

  5. u are so experimenting!! amazing!! i love the idea of the biscuits although i may also need to scout around for good corn syryp!

  6. This looks delicious for sure...where did you get corn syrup?

  7. Hey A! Biscuits look great! Im sure they tasted yum!!
    Question:Wer did u get the corn syrup from over here? or did u use a substitute??

  8. Palidor - Thanks! But it wasn't toffee-ish, it was a little weird. I still ended up eating a little.

    Chakhlere - Thanks for visiting!!

    Valerina - I hope so!! But you can never say, until I try again!

    Natalie - Thanks so much!! It's really hard, but I've heard its available here! Got to try places.

    Nags - Haha I get bored making the same thing over and over!! Thanks =)

    Anushruti - Thanks. I got it from Bandra, but I don't think it was the right thing. It didnt work as it was supposed to!! I'll let you know if I find the actual one!

    D! Thanks so much!

  9. Simply yummylicious.......extremely drool worthy....

  10. These look divine! Gooey, sticky chewy, yummy- exactly as advertised!

  11. Those looks so yummy and gooey! It looks amazing!

  12. I forgot to add, it looks like a lot of fun to eat!

  13. Fy family would absolutely love these! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  14. These are such intriguing sounding biscuits! :) I'm so curious to try one myself so I'm sure I'll try and make this one day-thanks for sharing! :)

  15. Kitchen flavors - Thanks so much!

    Barbara - Yeah, that's why I chose them! A perfect representative of the book :P

    Steph - Thank you!! It really was! A lot of textures to please you :)

    Melody - My pleasure.

    Lorraine - I'd love to hear what you think of them!

  16. These look delicious! I am going to have to give these a try, because I just tried to make sticky buns a few days ago and they did NOT turn out. :-P

  17. Holy yum. Doesn't look like you screwed anything up to me!

  18. Each of your photos was so yummy looking. I'd be lying if I said I wanted one....I want the WHOLE pan! :) I'd pace myself but I'd eat them all!

    Kudos for going outside your comfort zone!

  19. Wow these look so wonderfully indulgant. I want to reach into the screen and eat them all!

  20. These look almost absurdly gooey and delicious...by which I mean perfect, of course! Yum. I adore any excuse to eat dessert for breakfast!

  21. Lucky you. You have friends who lend you books like that. My friends just like to eat the stuff I bake! They would lend me books, they just don't have them. :(
    And let's just say the local libaray is the pits!

    I'm thinking you have all the qualities to be a DB. :)

  22. Justin - The title in itself is so interesting :) It has some great recipes!!

    Tracy - Thanks! These aren't exactly sticky buns, but in theory, they could be passed off as them :P

    Katrina - Thanks so much! <3

    Ingrid - Thank you =) =)

    Katie - Aw, you're making me blush!

    Sam - :D Breakfast! Why didn't I think of that??

    Aparna - Hahaha mine too, and such friends are important, otherwise where o where would it all go!! I'm planning on joining in a few months!!

  23. OMG, that look devilish! A scrummy treat! Drool...



  24. Ooh, caramel is so tempermental. Way to see it through. Your rolls look fantastic!

  25. Ooooooooooo delicious!!! Sticky buns/biscuits/cinnamon buns are one of my favourite baked goods! Caramel can be tricky to work with. I've definitely messed it up before, then called the cookies I made "creme brulee" cookies haha.

  26. These are incredible. I will have to try these soon!

  27. Oh my. I love anything gooey.......... yum.

  28. So young yet so talented. Great work. Delicious biscuits. Gorgeous clicks !!

  29. I have this book and love it! Although I haven't made these yet. I guess we both know what will be made for breakfast this weekend! These look fantastic!

  30. Yum, these look delicious! I love sticky buns and will have to give these a go.

  31. oohh i want to reach out and grab some...just so yummy

  32. Rosa - Thanks Rosa!

    Jacque - I'm still scared of it :P

    eatme_delicious - Hahaha! That's what I love! Even our mistakes taste delicious!

    Robin Sue - Please do!!

    Jaime - =)

    Lone Acorn - *blush*

    April - Do let me know how it goes!!

    Liz - Thanks!

    S - :) They were!!

  33. Great recipe, I will for sure be trying these babies out! They may even end up on my blog. Thanks for the idea!


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