Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fool Proof Crescent Rolls

I was always intimidated by rolls.  They were so time consuming and difficult to make.  I happened upon this recipe from a friend while we were living in Orem.  It is so yummy and SO incredibly easy.  I NEVER made rolls before I got this recipe and now I feel like I can make great rolls!  They're simple and fool proof.



Easy Crescent Rolls
3/4 cup milk
1 cube margarine or butter
1/4 cup warm water
1 tbsp yeast
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
3/4 tsp salt
4 cups flour
Scald milk in microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes.  Add margarine or butter and cook 2 more minutes.  Let stand until warm.  Completely dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add sugar, eggs and salt.  Mix together and add milk mixture while stirring.  Add 1 cup flour and mix.  Continue adding flour while mixing.  Knead 12-15 times.  Let rise, covered, until doubled (about 45 minutes to 1 hour).  Take half of the dough and roll into a circle (like pizza dough) on lightly floured surface.  Brush melted butter or margarine over dough with pastry brush.  Cut into pizza shaped wedges with a pizza cutter and roll from large to small side to creat croissant-like rolls.  Place on lightly greased cookie sheet in croissant shape.  One batch should fill 1 jelly-roll pan.  Let rise 1/2 hour or so, or until desired.  Bake 15 minutes until golden brown at 375 degrees.
*Can be doubled or tripled
**You can freeze after you roll into the croissant and before rising the second time  when ready to use, place on baking sheet and let rise 5 hours.  Then bake the same as above.

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