For brunch today I made (Vegan) Pecan Sticky Buns with beer bread instead of a yeast dough. Beer bread is a vegans best friend because it's made with beer, flour, salt and sugar. No eggs. Eggs: the bane of my (baking) existence.
While I can make vegan yeast breads, I'm not yet thrilled with the results. Yeast breads also take a long time, something I rarely have to spare on Sunday mornings.
On the Blog Serious Eats I saw a recipe for Beer Bread Pecan Rolls
and decided to give it a go. We obviously skipped the bacon in the filling (although it sounds fabulous) and I used a lager. Next time I think I'll use an even less hoppy beer - like Bud.
I had some wonderfully light and fluffy vegan cream cheese frosting leftover from Friday's tiramisu so we topped our sticky buns with dollops of it. Wow. So good. The beer created a wonderful contrast between the spicy cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and the sweetness of the brown sugar.
Here's the results:
I'm lucky I got this picture; they disappeared before I grabbed my camera.