Boozy Chocolate Sticky Buns

The softest buttery brioche, plump boozy raisins and lashings of brandied caramel with hits of slightly bitter dark chocolate. It all makes these sticky buns fantastic for any occasion.

¼ cup warm water
10g instant dry yeast
1tsp sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
¾ cup milk
50g butter, plus extra for greasing
3 large eggs
1 heaped tbsp finely grated orange zest
1tsp salt
4 cups flour (and extra for dusting)
Plumping the raisins
1/3 cup boiling water
1/3 cup brandy

½ cup muscavado sugar
¼ cup light brown or caramel sugar
1tbsp + 1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp mixed spice
2 heaped tbsp candied citrus peel, finely diced
100g 70% dark chocolate, chopped into small chunks or blitzed in the food processor (not too fine)
1 cup raisins
40g butter, at room temperature

115g butter
¾ cup muscovado sugar
¾ cup cream
1tbsp liquid glucose
¼ cup golden syrup
2 tbsp brandy
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp chocolate extract
½ cup raisins

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