Vegan

Vegan Sourdough Golden Spice Sticky Buns

July 11, 2020
Author Notes

A vegan, West-Indian spin on the shopping mall classic. Sourdough starter is used for the yeast so it's a long, overnight ferment without being sour. We also used bread flour for that extra good chewy texture. Perfect for a cool morning, or a late night sweet treat. Be careful though, if you leave your windows open your neighbors will come knocking. —Romel Bruno

  • Prep time 13 hours
  • Cook time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • Dough
  • 113 grams Cold, cultured vegan butter, shredded
  • 375 grams Bread Flour
  • 115 grams Water
  • 115 grams Vegan Yogurt
  • 75 grams Mature Starter
  • 1 teaspoon Raw Turbinado Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Finely Ground Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Spice Mix and Glaze
  • 1/3 cup Raw Turbinado Sugar
  • 3 pieces Green Cardamom Pods, finely ground
  • 6 pieces Clove Bud, finely ground
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon, finely ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric, finely ground
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper, finely ground
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg, finely ground
  • 6 pieces Medjool Dates, diced
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut Almond Milk(Glaze)
  • 2/3 cup Raw Turbinado Sugar(Glaze)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. 12 hours before baking, prepare dough. Start by combining bread flour and cold vegan butter by chopping with a dough scraper in a bowl or on a clean work surface until it takes on a sandy appearance.
  2. Add the wet ingredients plus the sugar to the bowl(we mixed our sugar in with the water and vegan yogurt prior to adding to dough to help dissolve the large granules, but it's not necessary). Start by stirring with rubber spatula until a dough starts to form and then finish by kneading with hands until all the flour is incorporated and a slightly tacky dough has formed (approx. 5-10 minutes)
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a slightly damp kitchen towel and leave to rest overnight, or for approx. 12 hours in a warm, draft less place such as a cool oven.
  4. Make your glaze glaze, this could also be prepared as early as a week ahead of time and kept into the fridge until needed for action or right before you put your buns in the oven. Combine the sugar and the coconut almond milk in a medium saucepan and allow to simmer vigorously over medium heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced by half, thickened slightly, and has darkened to a sandy brown.
  5. While the sauce is cooking feel free to prep and combine your finely ground spices with the sugar to create our filling. We also chose to add our diced dates to the sugar/spice mix to create an anti-stick coating for the very sticky dates. *Just a note feel free to use whatever spices call to your heart, or even classic cinnamon sugar would be amazing*
  6. With the filling and the glaze prepped it is now time to roll the dough. After resting overnight your dough should have risen approx. 2 times, look fluffy and be full of beautiful air bubbles. Before removing the dough from the bowl make sure to incorporate the salt and baking powder by dimpling into dough and kneading until none can be seen.
  7. Transfer the dough to a light floured clean work surface, flouring the top of the dough and rolling pin as needed. Use the rolling pin, and/or also feel free to stretch the dough by hand, holding by the edges and utilizing gravity, being wary not to go too thin and tear the dough, but even if you do just patch it up.
  8. Once you have shaped a nice rectangle use a pastry brush to coat the top of the dough with a nice even layer of the melted coconut oil, so that the surface is glossy. Apply the sugar/spice mix and toppings of your choice atop the oil. Then just roll into a spiral! A bench scraper definitely helps with this.
  9. Once rolled into a log cut into 2-3 inch sections using the bench scraper and arrange nicely into a greased baking pan. Preheat the oven to 375 and let the buns rise for 15-20 minutes while the oven heats. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and apply glaze immediately. Wait 10 minutes to cool before digging in.... if you can…

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