Golfeados (Venezuelan Sticky Buns)
You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Golfeados (Venezuelan Sticky Buns) a try. This gluten free and vegetarian recipe serves 12. One serving contains 376 calories, 5g of protein, and 25g of fat. Head to the store and pick up active yeast, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 3 hours.
Combine 1/4 cup milk, yeast, and 1/4 teaspoon sugar in small bowl.
Let stand until mixture foams, 5 to 10 minutes.
Combine remaining sugar, dark brown sugar, flour, and salt in large bowl.
Add remaining milk, eggs, honey, vanilla, and yeast mixture and mix on low speed with hook attachment until ingredients are combined, about 2 minutes.
Add butter and aniseed and mix on medium speed until a smooth, shiny dough forms, 6 to 8 minutes.
Lightly oil a large bowl.
Place dough in bowl, cover with clean, damp kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
For the Filling: Meanwhile, combine all but 2 tablespoons cheese, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and aniseed in medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
Lightly dust a clean, dry work surface with flour. Coat hands lightly with flour (dough will be sticky) and transfer to work surface. Lightly rub rolling pin with flour.
Roll the dough out to into a 16- by 14-inch rectangle.
Brush the dough with butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides.
Sprinkle the buttered area with cheese mixture.
Beginning with the long side, roll the dough to form a 16-inch-long log. As you roll, brush off excess flour with a clean, dry pastry brush.
Cut the log crosswise into 12 rolls. Arrange rolls on a parchment lined baking sheet, cut-side up. Press down to gently flatten (the rolls will cinch as you cut them).
Cover with oiled plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake 20 minutes until golden.
For the Melado (Glaze): While the golfeados are baking, combine brown sugar and water in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Reduce heat to medium and cook syrup until thickened, syrupy, and reduced to 1 1/2 cups, 5 to 7 minutes.
After golfeados have been baking for 20 minutes, brush them with half the melado and return to oven for 10 minutes.
Transfer baking sheet to cooling rack and brush golfeados with remaining melado. Cool about 10 minutes and sprinkle with remaining cheese.