Brown Sugar Goo
Cream Cheese Frosting
A combo of fats shortening + butter in the Bun Dough bring tenderness and flavor to the party.
In the frosting, shortening provides texture and stability while it’s neutral flavor let’s cream cheese be the star of the show!
I make this recipe through step 8 then wrap the dough-filled baking dish in plastic and refrigerate overnight to slow the growth of the yeast in the rising process. I wake up and pull the buns as I make my cup of coffee and let them come to room temperature and continue rising, 2-3 hours then proceed with step 9 on.
Ditch the spatula and by-hand approach and use a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment if you like.
If your Brown Sugar Goo is too loose, pop it in the fridge or freezer. The butter will firm up in a cooler environment so it’s easier to spread without running. Alternatively, if it is too firm, pop it in the microwave for 10 second bursts until it loosens up to a spreadable state.