Thursday, April 15, 2010

Crescent Rolls

I have one pre-packed weakness (okay... two; cheez-it's make me go weak in the knees).  My second weakness is crescent rolls.  I just love 'em.

Love 'em as a side dish.
Love 'em as a crust in quiches.
Love 'em warm, or cold.
Love 'em plain.
Love 'em stuffed.

I just love 'em.

And, I finally found a recipe that will replace my need to buy that tempting blue tube!

Homemade Crescent Rolls - Adapted from The Little Brown House
{Print Recipe}

2 1/4 tsp. yeast
3/8 C warm water
1/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 C butter, melted
2 C white wheat flour
2 T butter (reserved)

Combine yeast and warm water in a bowl.  Allow to sit for 3-4 minutes.

Then, add in the sugar, salt, egg and melted butter.

Add in the flour and mix until combined.

Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is soft and smooth.  I used my mixer to do the kneading.

Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, and cover with a towel.

Allow dough to rise for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled.

Then, roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle.

Lightly butter the dough, and then slice into 16 slices using a pizza cutter.

Roll up each slice into a crescent shape.

Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and then cover - allowing the rolls to double.

Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.

When they come out of the oven, lightly drizzle with melted butter, if desired.

* You can also add cheese and pepperoni and roll them up to make fun stuffed crescent rolls.

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  1. LOVE the idea of stuffing with pepperoni and cheese! :)

  2. I my HAPPINESS!!! - I adore crescent rolls too (how can you NOT...they easily make such delicious treats!). I will definitely be making this golden recipe. Thank you for the discovery!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I am always looking for ways to make something homemade. This looks like a winner!

  4. I've made these in my bread machine before, but this looks simple enough too! I also have a "problem" when it comes to crescent rolls. :)

  5. ive made homemade crescents before and they are very good!

  6. I am SO excited about this recipe! I've been looking for one for a while now as I'm getting tired of paying crazy $$$ for crescent rolls. Thank you!

    I often make a ham, broccoli and cheddar ring with these babies. So good!

  7. Me too! Can't wait to try these!


  8. Love the idea of putting fillings in them! So glad you liked them!

  9. Here's the recipe:

    Broccoli Ham Ring

    1 cup ham, cubed
    1 cup cooked broccoli, chopped
    1/4 cup onion, chopped
    1/4 cup parsley
    1 pkg. shredded cheddar
    2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
    1 tsp. lemon juice
    2 cans crescent rolls

    Combine filling ingredients and mix well. Place crescent triangles in a ring pattern (with points hanging over sides) on a baking stone. Press dough together and top with filling. Tuck crescent points under filling in center of stone. Bake at 350ยบ for 25-30 minutes.

  10. In my family, my mom makes her crescent rolls for every Thanksgiving. We love them so much we've renamed the holiday, Thanksforrolls Day!

  11. These are adorable! I love that you made them yourself!

  12. I cannot wait to try these!

  13. I look forward to reading more. I am trying to eat yeast-free and really get away from all of the packaged foods too.

  14. I have a lot of recipes that use crescent rolls but I don't always have them in my frig. Now I can make them from scratch and save money!! I posted a link to your recipe on my blog.

  15. They look great! I'm too lazy for yeast, though. LOL! Think I'll just stick with the recipe I've tweaked to our liking:
    I AM, though, going to steal the pizza stuffing idea :)

  16. Cool idea with stuffing! :D I'm going to have to try this. :D

  17. I'm definitely going to have to try these. My son is a cresent roll fanatic too. I'll have to try the stuffed version for a party sometime. Susan

  18. I really like the stuffing idea too, you could probably do that with the packaged kind as well.

  19. These look great! I can't bake from scratch, it never turns out right. If it comes in a can or box I am ok (lol). Come check out my Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie :)

  20. These looks sooo good!!! I will have to give them a try!

  21. I've been loving those crescent rolls in the blue can for years but I can only get them once in a while in England and they are really pricey. So a big thank you for sharing your recipe!

  22. What a great idea! And stuffing with cheese and pepperoni? Be still my heart!!!

    Thanks for sharing @ TMTT!

  23. Yummy
    I make both Crescent Rolls and Cheese It's from scratch. they are also gluten free, but I am sure you could use regular flour too. I can post the recipe link if you like!

    Live Laugh and Enjoy!

  24. I had to let you know, i just found these and gave them a try, we LOVED them!! I shared a link on facebook since they were such a hit in our house. We made a whole meal of it with things I had in the fridge. I put turkey, cheese, red onion and tomatoes in mine, and hotdogs with cheese, or pepperoni with cheese and marinara sauce for my hubby and kids. Then we used these with your smore's idea for dessert!! Yummy, Yummy, already making plans to have them again.

  25. When you use this in quiche, do you just skip the second rise?

    1. Yes, typically that is what I do. This recipe makes about 2 quiche crusts.

  26. Thank you! I used this recipe for the crust of a taco pizza. It was so good!! My hubby even commented about the crust specifically not having any idea it was not our normal crust. :-) I used it tonight for quiche but I clearly baked it too long. What temp/length do you bake your quiche at with this as a crust?

    1. We usually go at 375 for 20-25 minutes for our quiches. Sometimes I cover the crust with tinfoil on the top to prevent the edges from burning.


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