Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kick the Can Crescents

When you bake these rolls,  the smell will draw your family into your kitchen to see what you are making.  The smell of bread baking is one of the best smells ever in my opinion.  Limiting myself to two of these is difficult especially when they are warm.  I'm embarrassed to admit that our family has been guilty on more than one occasion of eating all the rolls before they ever made it to the table ☺


1 cup milk, warmed to 120°F
¼ cup butter
3 ½ cups flour
1 envelope yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
softened butter


Warm milk and add the butter, so that it melts. Set aside to cool slightly. In a large bowl, mix together flour, yeast, sugar and salt. When the milk is the right temperature, add it to the flour mixture. Mix in the egg. Make sure the dough is well mixed, but do not knead. It will be a sticky dough. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. (The dough may also be placed in the refrigerator for up to a day at this point.) Punch the dough down, and let it rest for 5 minutes.  Turn out onto floured surface and divide into 3 equal balls. Take your first ball and roll into a thin circle. Spread a thin layer of softened butter all over the surface. Using a pizza cutter, cut the circle into 8 pieces as if cutting a pizza. Roll up each triangular piece, starting at the wide end and rolling towards the small end. Place seam-side down on a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat with all rolls. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. Preheat your oven to 350°F and bake the rolls for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned. Yield: 24 rolls
*Note: this dough can also be used in recipes to replace canned crescent roll dough.  Each third is equivalent to 1 can.


Anonymous said...

Love the name and the smell of baking bread, it tastes so good with butter also!!!
- anonymous:)

Theresa Diulus said...

Yes, butter on bread is great! Try this recipe - you may find you don't need the butter if you eat them when they're warm. That makes them lower calories, right? ;-)