Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mmm...Crescent Rolls- Easier Than Croissants

Above any other food, I love fresh baked bread. Biscuits, dinner rolls, croissants, naan , popovers.
I would pass up the most decadent dessert, the juiciest steak, for any of these. This is one of my favorite recipes, they're lightly sweet, and very tender. You can double this, without any problems. Makes one dozen.

1 packet of yeast
1/2cup warm water
1/2tsp. salt
1/4cup sugar
1/4cup shortening
2cups plus 2Tbl. flour
2Tbl. melted butter

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
Add the salt, sugar, shortening, egg and 1cup of the flour. Beat into a batter, with an electric mixer.
Stir / knead in, as much of the remaining flour, as you can, to form a soft dough, that isn't sticky.
Toss it in a bowl, that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until double. (about 2 hours)
Punch down, and roll into a 12inch circle, on a very lightly floured surface.
Cut (like a pizza) into 12 triangles.
Brush the melted butter, over the entire cut, circle.
Roll each triangle, like the photo below.
Place on a greased cookie sheet, and let rise, 30-60 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350*
Bake until lightly browned.

Roll the dough into an 1/8-inch thick circle, (about 12 inches) cut into 12 triangles with a pizza cutter, then brush with the melted butter.

I don't move the triangles, so they won't stretch. Roll from the large end, towards the point.

Once rolled, shape into a crescent, (moon) and transfer to a greased cookie sheet.


  1. You are so clever to bake like this. I am too scared to do much baking - too much of a free style cook! Have a super week.

  2. Lol, My mother didn't bake very often, so I had to learn the hard way. I've made just about every mistake imaginable. You have a good weekend too! :)