We love canned crescent rolls and try to have them every Sunday night for dinner. I suppose that somewhere in my head, I must have known they could be made by real people and not machines but unroll – whamp! – roll – bake was SO EASY!! Then I started reading the blog Let This Mind Be in You and she recently had a crescent roll recipe that caught my eye. I pinned it and this afternoon, I made them myself. Here goes:
First, I put each ingredient into separate bowls so I wouldn’t get flustered trying to find one.
Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls
½ cup warm water
½ cup warm milk
1 package yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter softened
1 teaspoon salt
3 and ¾ cups flour (I used bread flour)
¼ cup butter melted
I used a stand mixer so I put the water, milk, yeast and 2 tablespoons of the 1/3 cup sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. I put the dough hook on at that time.
After 5 minutes, I put all the rest of the ingredients in (minus the melted ¼ cup butter).
Mix with a mixer for 3-4 minutes or hand knead on a lightly floured place for 5-6 minutes.
I put a little olive oil in the bowl and covered turned the dough into the bowl, covered with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
It should look like this then:
Turn out onto the floured board and knead a minute or two to get all the air out and then, with a rolling-pin, roll into a circle ¼ inch thick. I used my pastry mat and my measuring “sticks”. You can get them on Amazon.
Then using a pastry brush, brush melted butter all over the top. With a pizza cutter, slice into 16 pieces.
Roll up each one so it looked like the canned crescent rolls. Cover with another clean towel and put in a warm place for another 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375 F and place in oven for 10 – 15 minutes until they are browned.
That was pretty darn easy! After he ate four in the first 5 minutes right out of the oven, he requested them every Sunday night. A win on my part – sort of – I’m not sure I really want to bake bread every Sunday!