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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sarah's Homemade Crescent Rolls

     These crescent rolls are delicious, easy and the recipe makes a ton!  They are just a little bit sweet and very soft and light.  You are going to love their buttery flavor and the fact that you know everything that went into them.  Added bonus: no jumping when the tube pops!



     MiMi got this recipe from a family friend, Sarah.  She said it is her grandma's recipe and it is a holiday meal staple.  I can see why!  The dough was really easy to make.  After the first rise, you divide the dough into fourths and each of those get rolled and cut into 12 triangles.  I only made one ball of dough, or 12 rolls, at a time.  I wrapped the other three balls in plastic wrap and placed them in a freezer bag in the freezer.  Then when I wanted fresh crescents, I just thawed a ball of dough and proceeded from there.  One ball of dough came out of the freezer the next day!  It worked out great as a test.



     I used one of the balls of dough a couple of weeks later in a recipe I was developing and that one turned out great!  I can see there being perpetual balls of crescent dough in my freezer now.  It was really easy to make and the possibilities are endless!



Sarah's Homemade Crescent Rolls
Makes 4 dozen rolls

Ingredients:

1 T dry active yeast
1/2 cup water
1 stick butter, melted + more for brushing
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
4 cups flour

  1. Dissolve yeast in the water, set aside.
  2. In your stand mixer, combine the melted butter, sugar and salt.
  3. Lightly beat 2 eggs and add to butter mixture.
  4. Stir in milk and yeast mixture.
  5. Add 4 cups flour.  Mix and make into a ball. (I let my dough hook work mine for 5 minutes)
  6. Place in a warm buttered bowl and let rise until doubled.
  7. Punch down and work into a ball.  Cut into quarters.
  8. Roll each quarter into a 14" circle. Cut each circle into 12 pieces (cut it like you would cut a pizza into slices.)
  9. Brush each "slice" with melted butter, then roll starting from the wide side toward the point.  Place on a baking sheet.  Cover with a slightly damp towel and let rise until almost doubled.
  10. Preheat oven to 375 F. 
  11. Gently brush tops of rolls with melted butter, then bake for about 8 minutes or until golden brown.  Best when served warm. 

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32 comments:

  1. I can't wait to make these. I thought about making them many times since Sarah shared the recipe with me but didn't realize how easy they are to make. I was surprised how many rolls the recipe makes.

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    1. Me too! They were really easy and good! The ones from the freezer came out really well too. Thanks for passing the recipe along.

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  2. These sound amazing! Trying these asap and pinning to my wall :)

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    1. Thank you! They are so good, I hope you try them and love them!

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  3. I would like to see more crock pot recipes or a few freezer meals! :) Can't wait to try these crescent rolls.

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    1. Great ideas! I don't have a ton of freezer or crock pot meals posted yet. I will have to work on getting more of those! I hope you love the crescents.

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  4. Oh my mind is racing with possibilities for these. So many things I could make (or just devour them as is). Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. Hope you will join us next week.

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    1. Isn't it fun to know how easy it is? I have lots of plans for these too!

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  5. My grandma used to make something so very similar to these that I had completely forgotten about. I have to see if I can find that recipe! Thank you for reminding me of such a loved recipe.

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  6. Will be trying these this weekend. They look delicious!

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    1. Ah! How exciting! I hope you love them.

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  7. These are beautiful Crescent Rolls! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen! The last of the four balls of dough got used up tonight, time to make more! Thanks for hosting!

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  8. they look amazing and also extremely delicious. It's also great that you can freeze the excess to make more whenever you need to. thanks for sharing on our #OverTheMoon link up ~ Leanne :)

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    1. They are so good and it has been really handy having the extra dough in the freezer. It's time to make more! Thank you for hosting!

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  9. Oh my goodness, I love crescent rolls and I just bet these are divine! Thank you for sharing with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. Can't wait to see what you've been cooking up this week!
    Christie ~ Sparkles of Sunshine

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    1. I had so much fun using this batch of dough. Time to make another!

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  10. This sounds so easy and yummy!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. They really are easy, not much more work than popping the can and so much fresher! Thanks for hosting, Jess!

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  11. Hi Carlee! I am a crescent freak and have ALWAYS wanted to try making my own - thanks for putting the recipe at my fingertips!! Thanks for linking up at #HappinessIsHomemade with us this week, I always look forward to your posts!

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    1. You totally should give it a try, Katie! They are so much easier than I thought they would be. Plus I loved having the dough in the freezer. Of course it didn't last too long in there before I used it all up!

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  12. What a great recipe!! I can't believe you can freeze the dough...Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

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    1. I figured it was worth a try! It works for pizza dough, why not this? I'm glad it did work out. I plan on always having some on supply!

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  13. Pinning and tweeting to share! We will be trying these soon :) Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    ~Laurie

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    1. Thank you! They are so good, and easy too! I hope you love them.

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  14. What a great recipe. Never thought of making my own. Pinning these to try,
    Thanks for sharing at HIH party,
    Bev

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    1. They are so good! I love how soft and airy they turn out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. My kids love crescent rolls, these look so good, I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do and that you love them!

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  16. These look so yummy! Great idea to freeze some dough and have it handy.

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    1. It was just as easy as getting the tube of dough that way, but with more pronounceable ingredients =)

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