Sunday, January 6, 2013

Crescent Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c warm water (110 F)
  • 1 c warm milk
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 to 4 c flour

Instructions

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water
  2. Stir together butter, milk, salt and 2 cups of flour.
  3. Add the yeast mixture and continue to mix in remaining 2 cups of flour until a soft dough forms
  4. Knead for 5 minutes
  5. Let rise until doubled (at least 1 hour)
  6. Divide dough in half and roll out each half in a circle
  7. Drizzle 2 T of melted butter on each circle
  8. Cut in to 12 pizza like pieces (using a pizza roller makes it super easy)
  9. Roll up from the outside (wide end) in
  10. Place on greased baking sheet and let rise another 30 minutes to hour
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown

Yield: 24 crescent rolls

FYI: This bread freezes well. Freeze on pan after the rolls have been shaped (for about an hour). Then pop them off the pan and seal them in an airtight bag. Thaw and let rise for an hour before baking.

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