Combine all of the dough ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to form a cohesive dough. Knead the dough, by hand (on a lightly oiled work surface) or mixer, for 5 to 8 minutes, until it's smooth, soft and supple; avoid adding too much flour, as thi
Place all of the dough ingredients into the pan of your machine, program the machine for Manual or Dough, and press Start. When the machine has completed its cycle, set a timer for 30 minutes, and allow the dough to continue to rise.
Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and divide it into 16 pieces. Allow the pieces to rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Round the dough into balls, and place them in a lightly greased 12 x 12-inch sticky bun pan, or 12-inch round or 9 x 13-in
While the buns are rising, combine the egg white and sparkling white (coarse) sugar, and set aside. If you're using pearl sugar, simply beat the egg white to loosen it up, and have the pearl sugar on hand.
When the buns are risen, slather them heavily with the egg white/sugar glaze. Or, if you're using pearl sugar, brush them with egg white, and sprinkle heavily with pearl sugar. Bake the buns in a preheated 350°F oven for 22 to 25 minutes, or until they're
apricots are a nice touch in these buns. Use 2/3 cup (2 3/4 ounces) slivered, dried apricots, kneading them into the dough after the first rise, just before shaping.