Thursday, March 29, 2012

Crescent rolls

I love Crescent in could(have)eaten an entire tube of these delectable rolls of yumminess. But I do not always have these in stock. Which is devastating! But thanks to the wonderful folks over at Google I can find a recipe to make my own!

As follows
Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup water, warm (100-110F)
1/2 cup milk, warm (100-110F)
1 tbsp sugar
2 cups bread flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, room temperature

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, or in a large bowl if you prefer to mix by hand, combine yeast, water, milk and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy. Add in bread flour and salt and mix well with a dough hook. Cut the softened butter into three or flour pieces and drop them into the dough, letting the mixer blend them in.
Knead (with a mixer or by hand) for about 2 minutes. Cover the bowl and let rise for 45 minutes in a warm place.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Turn risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press it out into a circle with your hands, then use a rolling pin to roll it out into an even, 10-inch circle.
Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to divide the circle into 12 triangles (just like slicing a pizza).
Starting with the outside edge of one of the triangles, roll the edge towards the center of the “pizza.” Once rolled, curve the roll slightly into a crescent shape and place on a parchement-lined baking sheet. Repeat with all rolls. Cover rolls with a clean dish towel and let rise for 20 minutes.
Melt additional 1 tbsp butter in a small bowl. Brush tops of rolls with butter butter.
Bake for 14-18 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 rolls.

So while my dough rises I'll check out other fancy creations to use this dough for. Pictures to follow!
Dough after first rise

Dough rolled out


Cutting into shapes

All rolled up

Second Rise

I think these rolls are good for dinner rolls. But Crescent Rolls they are not! Crescent rolls are sweeter. So going forward I think I make the dough slightly sweeter. But they are easy to make and delicious.

All Puffed up

Brushed with Butter

In the Oven

All Done

Time for Lunch!

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