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Homemade Crescent Rolls


  • Author: Carissa Shaw for Mom Needs Chocolate
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

Description

Homemade Crescent Rolls are a really special addition to any dinner table. Soft rolls with flaky layers and a delicious buttery flavor, these will be your new favorite crescent rolls!


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Ingredients

  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons dry active yeast (.25 ounce package)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 ¾ cups flour, plus additional for kneading
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk and water and heat to 110 degrees (or mix together in a microwave safe bowl and heat to 110 degrees). Pour the warmed milk mixture into a small bowl. Add the yeast and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Set aside for 5 minutes until frothy.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, remaining sugar, and salt. Cut the cold butter into the flour with a pastry cutter until the butter is pea sized. Stir in the yeast mixture and egg until a wet dough forms.
  3. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Unwrap the dough and place on a floured surface. Roll the dough out into a circle ½ inch thick. Fold the dough in half to form a semicircle. Fold the semi-circle in half. Roll the dough out again into a rough circle ½ inch thick. For a second time, fold the dough into a semicircle and then in half again.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Unwrap the dough and place on a floured surface. Roll the dough out into a large circle ¼ inch thick, or slightly thinner. Cut the circle into 16-18 thin triangles. Roll each triangle from the widest end to the thinnest point. Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  7. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  8. Bake the rolls at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool slightly and serve warm.

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