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Archive for April 3rd, 2010

Butter Crescent Rolls

We typically eat out on Sundays because it’s a crazy day, and it’s just easier to grab a hamburger or taco for lunch then having to come home and fix a meal.  However, knowing that tomorrow is Easter, and every place will be packed,  we will be dining at home for Easter Lunch.  I’ll be putting a roast on tonight and Mike requested these, and now that I have my new toy, I can finally make these Crescent Rolls.  It makes such a big batch that I rarely made them in my old mixer.  It was just always easier to make other dinner rolls.  But these babies are oh so yummy….if you like that  yeasty, buttery, melt in your mouth kind of bread thing.  Which I do.  Very much.

And you can freeze these rolls before baking and save them for another meal.  Bonus!

Crescent Rolls

  • 2 pkg yeast (or 2 short tablespoons)
  • 2 c warm milk
  • 1/3 c warm water
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c butter shortening
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 9 c flour
  • extra butter

Heat milk, water, and shortening in microwave for about 1 minute or until warm to your wrist.  Combine 2 c flour, yeast and sugar in mixer.  Add milk mixture to flour mixture and mix for about 5 minutes.  Add eggs and salt.  Add rest of flour, 1/2 c at a time, to make firm dough.  Let dough rise until doubled, about an hour.  Divide dough into 4 parts.  Roll into circles, spread with butter, and cut into 8 pizza-style wedges.  Roll up them up and place on greased baking sheet.  At this point, if you’re going to freeze them, just put them right in the freezer.  If you’re going to bake them, let them rise for another 30-45 minutes.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Lightly brush each roll with butter again.  If frozen, let dough rise for about 5 hours before baking.

I had a helper today:

Here we’ve rolled them out, buttered the circle and cut into 8 wedges:

Here they’re rolled up and rising:

Done!

And with a little more butter:

These babies are huge once they’ve risen again and baked.  So if you wanted smaller rolls, you could even cut them into 16 wedges instead of just 8. My Momma always kept them big and we would use them as sandwich rolls.  Mmmmmm

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