Thursday, March 4, 2010
Homemade Crescent Rolls-adapted from Money Saving Mom
9 cups of flour(i used unbleached, all purpose, and whole wheat)
1 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup agave nectar(or 1 cup sugar)
1 2/3 cup warm milk(or 2 cups if using sugar)
2 tsp salt
2 heaping tbsp yeast
1/3 cup warm water
Combine yeast and water, let sit in large bowl. Add in 4 cups of flour, salt, eggs, nectar, milk, and butter. Stir. Slowly add in the remaining flour until a soft dough forms. Dump onto floured surface and lightly need. Transfer to greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1-3 hours or until doubled.
Punch dough out and divide into 7 sections. Roll each section into 1/4 of an inch thick circle. Cut into triangle pieces. Starting with fat end, roll towards point. Place point side down on cookie sheet, cover, and let rise 20-30 mins or until doubled. Place in 350 oven until golden brown about 8-10 mins. This will make approximately 32 rolls(or 4 cans) depending on the side of the rolls.
**You can also freeze the rolls before the second rise. Just roll, place, on sheet, and freeze. Once frozen place in bag. I also have just the dough freezing because occasionally I find a recipe that needs the dough in a square or rectangle. Take rolls out of the freezer and let thaw/rise for 5 hrs or until doubled
These are FABULOUS!! They melt in your mouth. I used them in a sausage and cheese turnover for dinner tonight and the combination was wonderful. Recipe to follow. I would recommend mixing these in a kitchenaid mixer if you have one, it is a stiff dough and definitely needed some elbow grease!