Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sourdough Crescent Rolls

Sourdough crescent rolls are soft, ever so slightly sweet with a nicely rounded sourdough flavor.  They are the perfect accompaniment to your next dinner!



       For those of you who have not met Bertha yet, she is my sourdough starter.  I got her going after seeing something on T.V. that had me excited about all things culinary.  I immediately got her going and five days later she was perking away.


       We have made lots of muffins together.  If you have not tried any of the sourdough muffins yet, they are amazing.  I like to mix in oatmeal and not too much sugar for a grab and go breakfast that you can feel pretty good about eating.  The chocolate chip sourdough muffins were an early favorite but the caramel apple sourdough muffins are a recent winner.  I have posted quite a few flavor variations if you have a starter, I hope you'll find one you love!



     Lately Bertha and I have been on a pizza kick.  It turns out my family has a pretty serious thing for homemade pizza.  A lot of the times it is something like you might imagine, Canadian bacon with mushrooms, peppers, red sauce and cheese.  Sometimes it is something more fun like BBQ, apple bacon pizza, Italian beef style pizza or even croque madame pizza.  We love trying them all and a good sourdough pizza crust is a nice base for any number of toppings.



      But it had been a while since Bertha and I had waded into new territory.  I still love the idea of sourdough in all sorts of things, so it was time to do something other than pizza and muffins.  So I went to my favorite sourdough guru for answers.  The Old Fat Guy is where I got the instructions for making sourdough and he posts great recipes using his sourdough, Sam. So I know he'd have some good stuff.

Sourdough crescent rolls are soft, ever so slightly sweet with a nicely rounded sourdough flavor. They are the perfect accompaniment to your next dinner!


     These sourdough roll-ups immediately caught my eye and I knew I had to make some.  I am sure glad I did!  They were easy to make and delicious.  They had just enough butter and sugar to make them light, fluffy and mildly sweet but not as much as our other favorite homemade crescent rolls.

     I ended up needing slightly less flour than him and modified the instructions for cutting the rolls to mimic the method I know and love already.  Other than that, I didn't make too many changes.  Instead of 12 large rolls, I made 16 and they were still giant! You could easily form three ball and make 24 rolls if you'd like, just watch the cooking time so that you don't overdo them.



     If you want soft, flavorful rolls that have a well rounded flavor these are for you! Bertha and I were quite pleased with the results and so was everyone we shared with.  They were the perfect way to sop up some of the sauce for the Italian dinner we were having, but we also enjoyed them warm with a bit of butter.

    What are your favorite ways to use sourdough?



Yield: 16 servings

Sourdough Crescent Rolls

Sourdough crescent rolls are soft, ever so slightly sweet with a nicely rounded sourdough flavor. They are the perfect accompaniment to your next dinner!
prep time: 2 hour and 25 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 2 hours and 50 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast (or 1 package)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 4 1/2 -5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons oil 
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of butter for brushing

instructions


  1. Put warm water and yeast in your mixer bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes to activate. 
  2. Add 3 cups of flour, sourdough starter, melted butter, salt, sugar and baking soda to the yeast mixture and mix until combined. 
  3. Work in the remaining flour a little bit at a time until you have a nice dough consistency.  It should be ever so slightly tacky, not too wet and not too dry.  The exact amount of flour will depend on the consistency of your sourdough starter and the humidity. 
  4. Knead by hand or using the dough hook in your mixer for about 7 minutes. 
  5. Put the 2 teaspoons of oil in the bottom of a large bowl. Put the dough in the bowl and roll it around to coat it in the oil. Cover and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about an hour. 
  6. Grease two large baking sheets and set aside. Divide the dough into 2 pieces (3 for smaller rolls) and form each part into a ball.  Let rest for about 10 minutes. 
  7. Place a ball of dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Roll out in a circle shape, about 1/4" thick. Cut into 8 wedges and brush with melted butter. 
  8. Roll each wedge from the fat edge to the point to create the crescent shape and place on a greased baking sheet with plenty of room to grow as they rise. 
  9. Once all of the crescents are formed, cover loosely with towels or plastic wrap and allow to rise until about doubled in size, about an hour. 
  10. Gently brush the rolls with melted butter and bake at 375 F for about 25 minutes, rotating the trays top to bottom and front to back about half way through. 
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Sourdough crescent rolls are soft, ever so slightly sweet with a nicely rounded sourdough flavor. They are the perfect accompaniment to your next dinner!


Shared at Meal Plan Monday

46 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh these are so good. The texture was perfect and the taste Mmmm! So glad I have Bertha’s baby-Granny 2. Can’t wait to make them myself.

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    1. I am glad you liked them! They are definitely going to be made again!

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  2. You know my love of sourdough so these are going to be made with my Sunday pot roast this weekend! I just love the hint of sweetness! Have the BEST day!

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  3. Oh my, I just love sourdough bread. These are a must try for me!! Thanks Carlee :)

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  4. These crescent rolls look so lovely Carlee! I had seen these on your Insta and was waiting for the recipe since! The texture looks great! I could eat a couple of these with butter :)

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    1. They are so soft and the flavor has a really nice balance. I would happily share :-)

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  5. Hi Carlee, these look lovely and would go perfectly with a bowl of hot soup... But I have still yet to make a sour dough starter. It's one of those things that everytime I read a sourdough recipe I kick myself for not doing.... I really must!

    xx

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    1. It's actually really easy! Just put equal parts by weight of flour and water in a jar (we have to use filtered water or leave it out for a bit first to dechlorinate it, but I would suspect yours might be ok out of the tap.) Set it uncovered in a warm-ish spot. Add equal parts of flour and water again the next day and continue for 5 days. It will start to bubble and grow. Once it's going, I just store mine loosely covered in a glass jar in the refrigerator and feed it equal parts of flour and water once a week. You can either discard some of it to keep it from growing too fast or use it to make bread, pizza dough, muffins etc. You can make a boule of bread using nothing but flour, water, salt and the natural yeast in the sourdough starter or you can do any number of these breads that use a hybrid of both sourdough and commercial yeast for a quicker rise. It is fun to play with and really not hard to do!

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  6. Can I ask? What recipe did you use for your sour dough starter?

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    1. I did a little poking around, but my "guru" posted instructions here https://oldfatguy.ca/?p=222 and he also has a ton of great recipes in addition to this one!

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    2. Thank you for this. Seems like now is the perfect time to start it as we have our wood burner going. Will pick up a nice glass jar in the week and have it going by the weekend. Will let you know how it goes!

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  7. These breads are amazing and the texture looks light and delicious. Would love to try this with honey and butter. Perfect for any meal!

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    1. They would be perfect with honey and butter! Thank you!

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  8. I agree with you homemade especially sourdough crescent rolls are perfect. It goes well with bowl of hot soup.

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    1. Definitely a bowl of soup's best friends!

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  9. Yum! These look so good! Wow, homemade sourdough crescent rolls from scratch!? I can't wait to try these.

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  10. I love that you named your sourdough starter! And I absolutely love the idea of a sourdough crescent roll!

    Sues

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    1. The theory was if it was named like a pet I would be more apt to keep her fed ;-) Luckily she keeps us well fed too!

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  11. You can't go wrong with a classic recipe like this! I love how simple these are too make too!

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    1. Thank you! They really are simple and soooo good!

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  12. Sourdough bread is my favourite type of bread. These crescent rolls look so delicious, so soft, and perfectly shaped!

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    1. I love sourdough as well! Thank you!

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  13. I absolutely love these! I just got a new sourdough starter so once its ready to go, I'm going to give these a try.

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    1. Yay! Perfect timing then! I hope you love them!

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  14. Hmmm I never use yeast when I use my starter...maybe I should?? I'll give it a try. I always figured that the sourdough yeast was enough! Pinned so I can come back to it. Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy--I appreciate you!

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    1. My starter tends to be a little sleepy because I only feed her once a week and keep her in the fridge. Plus I am usually in a hurry, so I like to add a bit of yeast to speed the process. I do occasionally think to give myself enough time to bake without the added yeast, but I find the proofing process takes a bit longer. But usually my lack of planning and patience get the best of me! ;-)

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  15. Your Sourdough Crescent Rolls look fabulous! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. These rolls looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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    1. They are so soft and delicious! Thank you!

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  17. Thank you for introducing me to Bertha. That is funny because I use to have a car named Bertha! Anyway, I'm loving your sourdough rolls. They look fabulous and I do like sourdough.

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    1. Ha! That is too funny that you had a Bertha too. It sounds like both of our Berthas were useful ;-)

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  18. I had missed, or forgotten that your starter had a name! Bertha was my husbands previous truck! The rolls look absolutely amazing!

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    1. Hehe! If you name her, you have to keep her fed ;-) That is so funny that your husband's truck was a Bertha too.

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  19. Have you read "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan? I love that you named your starter. I need to get the nerve up to start.

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  20. We love crescent rolls and I've never made them from scratch. They look delicious.

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  21. These would be perfect for Easter!

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  22. I love sourdough and have been meaning to get a starter going for ages. These look great!

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  23. I need to get a starter going, these look awesome!

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  24. I can't wait to try this. I have been keeping a starter for about 8 years, and love having recipes for the extra discard!

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  25. I'm always looking for ways to use my sourdough starter. I can't wait to try this recipe! I love crescent rolls. Yum!

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  26. I have never made homemade crescent rolls and that needs to change now! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  27. I just started making my own sourdough bread,I guess I will have to name my starter too😊 I made a pizza crust last night with it, and am going to try your pizza crust recipe the next time!

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