Tasty Tuesday – Easy Crescent Rolls Perfect for Easter!

March 29, 2010 25 Comments by Sharyl@Thelittlebrownhouse
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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!

Crescent Rolls

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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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25 Comments

  1. Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse
    1667 days ago

    these looks so great! my mouth is watering!

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  2. Jan
    1667 days ago

    Okay, I’m going to stop reading your blog on “Tasty Tuesday” – it is sheer torture……….I would totally cave at just the SMELL!

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  3. Cindy Conner
    1667 days ago

    Oh Sharyl would you just box some of those up and mail them to me!!!! Ha! Making me so hungry! Thanks for your wonderful recipes each week. Love them all. Be blessed. Cindy

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  4. Rene'
    1667 days ago

    WoW those look amazing! I’ve never made my own cressent rolls…I always buy them. I’ll have to give these a try!! Thank you for sharing, Love your site!

    ~Rene’

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  5. Brenda
    1667 days ago

    Your pictures are so pretty. I’ve always wanted to make these from scratch.

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  6. The Lumberjack's Wife
    1666 days ago

    Yum! And lovely pictures!

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  7. lindsey
    1666 days ago

    Mmmmm, my mouth is watering! Just stopped by to say that I featured you on my blog today! Thanks so much! :)

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  8. Heather
    1666 days ago

    Those look wonderful! I love baking bread, and am totally going to try these. Thanks :)

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  9. the country cook
    1666 days ago

    Those look absolutely lovely!

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  10. Sharon@Keeninspiratations
    1666 days ago

    Hi! I found you over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. I posted a recipe for Zucchini casserole that calls for Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. I was wondering if you have ever tried these as a substitute for canned in a recipe? They look so yummy!
    If you have a minute, feel free to drop by my blog and see if you think your rolls would work as a sbstitute in the casserole.
    http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com/2010/03/yummy-and-versatile-zucchini-casserole.html
    I prefer homemade when possible, so I hope these will work!
    Thanks!
    Sharon

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  11. Jackie
    1666 days ago

    Thanks for the recipe. I am always looking for ways to do things from scratch. These I am sure are way better than the kind from the can. :)

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  12. Karen
    1666 days ago

    I stumbled onto your blog a few weeks ago and love it. These look so good and super easy to make! I’m going to add these to our Easter menu. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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  13. Mrs. Jen B
    1666 days ago

    Ohhhh goodness. They look so glisteny and yummy in that one picture. I want to reach in and grab one…or three!!!

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  14. alissa
    1665 days ago

    Yum – these look delicious! And easy!

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

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  15. Jill
    1665 days ago

    Those look delicious! And I like the sound of easy! Thanks for joining Idea Sharin’ Wednesday at Women Who Do It All! Don’t forget to stop by and enter this week’s giveaways!
    -Jill

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  16. BLJGraves Studio
    1665 days ago

    They look yummy… easy to make too, that’s my kind of recipe. :-)

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  17. Elaine
    1665 days ago

    Wow! These look perfect….and so tempting! I’m defintiely going to try making these. Thanks. :)

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  18. Linderhof
    1664 days ago

    These look delicious!

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  19. Cathie Filian
    1664 days ago

    Yummy! We would me a good lunch together. Thanks for popping by my blog! Cathie

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  20. Val
    1663 days ago

    I’m thinkin’ we need to hook you up with a magazine to take photos!! Everything looks so perfect…..fun to browse through!!

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  21. Tracy Fillar
    1651 days ago

    These look great! I really want to make them…did you use self rising flour or plain?

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  22. Tracy Fillar
    1651 days ago

    I found the answer. I should have looked at the full recipe.

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  23. SnoWhite
    1651 days ago

    These were wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe :)

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  24. zaklady bukmacherskie
    1606 days ago

    HI dude, can i post articles to your website ? Let me know if you are interested

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  25. fortuna zaklady bukmacherskie
    1581 days ago

    Great info, thanks for useful article. I am waiting for more

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