Sunday, 19 April 2015

Orange Scented Olive Oil Sticky Buns with Buttermilk Glaze

My weekend was pretty much all about football... and sticky buns.

Orange Scented Olive Oil Sticky Buns with Buttermilk Glaze
adapted from here
Makes 16

For the Dough:
1 3/4 cups lukewarm water
1 teaspoon dry yeast
2 tablespoons caster sugar
4 1/2 cups "00" flour
3 teaspoons fine sea salt
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Filling:
1 cup white granulated sugar
Zest of 2 oranges
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed fresh orange juice

For the Glaze:
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 - 2 tablespoons buttermilk

Make the Dough:
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the water, yeast and sugar. Mix with a fork and set aside for 10 minutes until it becomes foamy.

Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour and then the salt. Mix on low speed, gradually adding the rest of the flour. The dough should be just starting to come together. Trickle in the olive oil and keep mixing on low. Mix for a further 5 minutes until it is a smooth, soft ball of dough.

Scrape it into a deep, lightly oiled bowl and set aside in a warm spot to double in size, about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Make the Filling:
Put all the filling ingredients into a bowl and mix together. It should have the consistency of wet sand. Set aside.

Make the Buns:
Butter and line a 30 cm round pan with baking paper.

Punch the risen dough down and cut off 1/4 of the dough. Lightly flour a work surface and roll the 1/4 portion into a 30 cm circle. Line the base of the prepared pan with it. This will prevent the orange filling from leaking out of the buns.

Roll the remaining dough out into a rectangle about 1 cm thick. Spread the filling over the dough and roll it up from on of the long edges. Cut into 16 even portions and lay them on top of the dough in the pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and leave in a warm spot until puffy and the spaces between them have pretty much closed up, about 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Bake the rolls for 35 - 40 minutes, until golden brown.

Make the Glaze:
Mix the icing sugar and buttermilk together, using as much buttermilk as is needed to achieve a pouring consistency.

Pour the glaze over the hot buns. Serve warm.


  1. Mmmm, now those look like a great way to start the day! Love the use of olive oil, always goes really well with orange :)

  2. These look absolutely divine... Love citrus in baked goods... Also my husband loves this kind of thing- will need to try soon!! :) - Sarah

  3. Don't you just love how the icing just drizzles down all the holes and makes everything so deliciously is my favourite part! Liz xx

  4. I love sticky buns. I just cannot concentrate on anything but stuffing three at a time into my mouth whenever I have them in my sights. I can't wait to make these for my family some time very, very soon. Hot chocolate and sticky buns sound like a Sunday morning plan to me!

  5. This is gorgeous!! I'm curious with the olive oil and the orange. Your beautiful pictures makes me hungry!