Incidentally, If you haven't tried her brioche, you are missing out on one of the most wonderful breads in her repertoire! I haven't compared the two, but you can find the recipe for brioche in The Bread Bible or in the new Baking Bible. It is superb on its own, but it is also the basis of several of her best recipes!
Me: "Take it off the heat! Take it off the heat!"
Smitty: "It's off."
Me: "That's NOT THE SAME as taking it off the heat! Remove it from the hot burner!! Hurry!"
- As much as I liked the filling, I think it would be just as delicious with more pecans and no raisins.
- I will grease the jar!
- I was interrupted and the rolls spent too much time proofing, but they didn't seem to suffer a bit in flavor or texture.
- I made a double batch of this recipe. Once the buns were shaped, I put them into a foil-lined pan and froze them. I am going to try defrosting them and see if they will rise and then bake successfully. I am keeping my fingers crossed!