Who is that man?!
He thinks of himself as “handsome, remarkably wise, and just plump enough – in fact a Man in his Prime”.
He has a propeller on his back and lives on the rooftop of an apartment building in Stockholm.
He is best friends with Lillebror and plays with him when Lillebror is lonely and needs to have a friend over.
He loooooooves cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate.
Of course, this is Astrid Lindgren’s Karlsson who lives on the roof.
Reading the recipe for the Pecan Sticky Buns, I felt a bit like Karlsson when he would complain about the amount of cinnamon used in his beloved cinnamon rolls. So I knew I had to make some adaptations in order to enjoy the recipe.
I followed the brioche dough recipe to the ‘z’ and I only added vanilla and the zest of one meyer lemon. For the filling, I used brown sugar instead of the white sugar, raisins soaked in rum, and increased the amount of cinnamon twelve times. For the topping, I substituted maple syrup for the brown sugar, reduced the amount of butter and could not resist not to add the rum, in which the raisins have been soaking for 24 hours.
Note: The proportions below are for half of the original Pecan Sticky Buns recipe.
Dough: Add 2 tsp pure vanilla and the zest of one meyer lemon when adding the sugar, salt, eggs, and 1 cup of flour to the dough.
Filling: Sprinkle the dough with a mix of 3 tbs brown sugar and 1.5 tsp cinnamon, and ½ cup of raisins soaked in rum, and the required amount of pecans.
Topping: Melt 1/3 cup maple syrup and 2 oz butter over medium heat. After the mixture comes to a boil, add the rum and boil for one minute.
I am not crazy about the brioche dough that we used in this recipe and I am still trying to decide if I would like to use it in the future or not.