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
1 T dry active yeast
1/2 cup water
1 stick butter, melted + more for brushing
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
4 cups flour
- Dissolve yeast in the water, set aside.
- In your stand mixer, combine the melted butter, sugar and salt.
- Lightly beat 2 eggs and add to butter mixture.
- Stir in milk and yeast mixture.
- Add 4 cups flour. Mix and make into a ball. (I let my dough hook work mine for 5 minutes)
- Place in a warm buttered bowl and let rise until doubled.
- Punch down and work into a ball. Cut into quarters.
- Roll each quarter into a 14" circle. Cut each circle into 12 pieces (cut it like you would cut a pizza into slices.)
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Gently brush tops of rolls with melted butter, then bake for about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Best when served warm.