I am having some success with Rose’s Sticky Bun recipe. I am using a silicone pan from Amazon, Flexipan Jumbo Muffin 7.44 Oz, (3-1/16” Dia x 2” Deep), 15 Cavities
by Demarle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00175YQFW/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You may see high resolution pictures of my success here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamzbond/ (Scroll Down) -Just click on one of the pictures. Then right-click and choose a higher resolution if you like.
I am using Rose’s recipe increased by 50% like Rose recommends. Lately I have been having trouble, the dough turns out much too moist. So today I increased the flour by 16 grams, about 1/8 cup. This turned out better, but I am starting to believe the trouble is that the butter is more watery in these warmer months. So I will try Land of Lakes butter next week.
I double the caramel recipe because that is the way my family likes it.
The large Flexipan is nearly as wide as my standard size oven. I set the Flexipan on an insulated cookie sheet and about 1 inch sticks out on each side of the cookie sheet. The sides next to the oven wall get done first as you can see by the pictures, some sides are more done. I try to compensate by making the buns in the center cavaties slightly smaller because they do not get up to 180 degrees nearly as quickly as the ones near the oven wall. Even then, the ones near the wall get up to nearly 200 before the center ones get up to 180 degrees.
I tried placing a second cookie sheet on top of the Flexipan and Sticky Buns when done, -and turning them over, but it is such a mess when just out of the oven because the caramel runs. Now I allow them to cool for about 10 minutes with the flexipan on top of a wire rack, then I carefully fish each sticky bun out with a fork in each hand, and onto plates.
I have been making one batch a week for over a year now and I still cannot roll the dough with 90 degree corners! But I am getting slowly better.
I will be a happy man when I solve the runny dough problem. Last winter, the dough was perfect.