Tasty Tuesday – Easy Crescent Rolls Perfect for Easter!
It was a blustery day in the Pacific Northwest today. Rainy, windy, a full on Spring Storm.
The kind of day when you need to pack in the carbs…
so my mind went to home made bread.
And my hands quickly followed..
This is a very easy recipe for crescent rolls – and who doesn’t like those?
There is something about the way the dough is rolled up and soft
and warm and buttery and.. you get the idea.
I guarantee you will get rave reviews on these – and people will think you are an
impressive cook. And they are perfect for Easter Dinner!
(I will put the full recipe at end of post)
Here are the usual list of suspects – it’s a small group but they carry a lot of weight..
I crack myself up –
Start by dissolving two packs of yeast into 3/4 cup of warm water.
Then add two eggs, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and
1/2 cup sugar. Mix together well.
(Still loving and learning my new camera!)
Pour 2 cups flour into mixture, beat until smooth.
Now add remaining 2 cups of flour and knead together.
Lets go ahead and mention the obvious. My hand looks horrible.. no – it really does.
This is not my typical kneading hand – that hand is holding the camera.
This hand looks old and freakishly chubby. I will admit the old – and I will also
admit that there may be some chubbiness somewhere on my body -
but not in my hands. Thanks for letting me get that out.
So knead the dough until smooth or until you get out all the
anger at your husband who forgot to set the garbage can out last night.
Then let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
It should be doubled in size. I of course use the cheaters method – I turn my
oven on for just a minute so it gets warm, then put the dough in there and turn
it off – works every time! Now you want to divide the dough into two balls.
Roll one out into a circle, approximately 12 -15 inches in diameter.
Spread the dough with butter, then cut into slices – a pizza cutter works well for this.
Roll dough up, starting from wide end. Set it point down on baking sheet.
Then cover with a towel and put back in warm place to raise for another hour.
(While they are rising go get your nails done)
I used both dough balls this time, but you could freeze one to fix later.
After they have risen, bake them in the oven at 400 degree’s for 10 minutes.
I am going to add an addendum to this – I had a reader that followed these
instructions and her batch burned. I was using a stone to bake mine on and my oven
is old and senile She tried her next batch at 350 degrees for 9 minutes with
better results so I would recommend starting with those settings – Thanks Sheri!
When they come out of the oven – brush the tops with melted butter.
And drink in that homemade bread smell! Nothin better!
And now they are ready for their photo opp before my family comes home and devours them!
I served them up with my home made minestrone beef soup – ooohhhhh they were good!
Perfect dinner for a blustery day!
Give them a try – they really are simple but stunning!
Thanks for stopping by – next week I will post the soup recipe.
And come back later this week to see two projects I have been working on!
- 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup shortening or butter
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- Dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Stir in sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in remaining flour until smooth. Scrape dough from side of bowl. Knead dough, then cover it and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1-1/2 hours).
- Punch down dough. Divide in half. Roll each half into a 12-inch circle. Spread with butter. Cut into 10 to 15 wedge. Roll up the wedges starting with the wide end. Place rolls with point under on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until double (about 1 hour).
- Bake at 350 to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 8 -12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with butter when they come out.
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