Shelling - Sherrie, I am no expert except that I have made one batch of Sticky Buns a week for about 9 months now. I am at work now, so I don’t have access to her “Bread Bible,” but I have a faint recollection from her “Sticky Bun” recipe, -that- it is a good idea to brush all the flour off the roll as you are rolling it.
Rose’s Brioche dough recipe is so sticky that I find it necessary to thoroughly chill the dough down to 32 degrees before I roll it. And still, I roll it on a thoroughly floured surface because it is so sticky.
Than as I roll it, I very carefully brush the flour off the roll about every half turn.
I brush the flour off the roll with a pastry brush so it will stick to itself while rising.
I have my own troubles, I am still learning how to roll the brioche dough into a rectange instead of a circle for a perfect roll. I am becoming expert at curving my rolling pin movements into each corner from the middle.
Anybody know whether or not the Flexipan 1601 works or not? I want to buy one, because Rose recommends it, but I don’t see how the sticky carmel will un-mold from the bottom.
I double the Carmamel Topping and very often I find that someone has scraped the caramel clean from under the edge of the next bun!