I guess dinner just won’t be the same without some fresh Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls. With all the festivities around the corner I think we’re going to need these rolls. If nothing else gives us comfort we can take comfort in some carbs.
Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls
We are going to have a quiet Christmas. Although we don’t actually celebrate Christmas it is supposed to be a happy, joyous time and we therefore always spend time with family. We are sad we’re not seeing our parents this year.
However, I will still be cooking something special for my family and my sister-in-laws family is joining us. We are trying to keep away from crowds and we are taking all the precautions as Covid is still not over.
Just because we have been lucky and we haven’t had it that doesn’t mean we become less wary of it. Although I am not trying not to stress about it I do know that I have comorbidity and I have to keep myself as safe as I can.
It is rather surprising that so many people out there don’t seem to take it seriously. Yes, there are some things you have to do. But when I see people having large gatherings with no social distancing I have to wonder what makes them so relaxed.
But I guess each one to their own and as adults we have to do what’s best for us as individuals and take care of our families. That’s just my 2 cents worth. Let me share my recipe for these delicious Crescent Rolls.
What are Crescent Rolls
Crescent Rolls may look like Croissants but they ‘re not. Crescent Rolls have a soft, bread like texture whilst Croissants are flaky.
For now I have given up on the Croissant saga and I took the easy way out. For me personally Croissants are a nightmare. One day I may get it exactly how I want it but for now let’s just say it’s take a back seat.
Crescent Rolls you are now my friend…haha! They may look complicated but they are quite easy to make. They are more like pretty dinner rolls I would say.
There are many recipes where you can also add various fillings to your Crescent Rolls. I think I may try that next.
How do I make the Crescent Rolls
I used a similar recipe like the one for my Dinner Rolls. I used a stand mixer and mixed all my dry ingredients. I then added the wet ingredients. It has to knead for a few minutes.
The dough is then rested for an hour, like most doughs with yeast. It is then rolled, cut amd shaped. Rest for another 30 minutes and it’s good to bake.
That doesn’t sound too difficult, does it?
I hope you love these Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls as much as we do. If you do try the recipe please drop me a comment and leave a star rating, it is always appreciated. Wishing you all an amazing festive season!
If you’re really into Crescent Rolls you can find a whole lot of ways to make your crescent rolls right here.
More Bread Recipes to try:
Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls
- 2&1/2 cups cake wheat flour or all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup /62.5gram butter + extra for brushing
- 1&1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup/125ml water warm
- 1/2 cup/125ml milk warm
- Place the flour, instant yeast, sugar and salt in a stand mixer. Use a wooden spoon and mix it all together. My mixer doesn't reach all the way to the bottom for a small quantity so a spoon works best
- Melt the butter just until slightly soft. Mix the milk and water and add the butter to it. Beat the egg and add it to the dry ingredients. Add the milk mixture and knead with the mixer for 6-8 minutes. If the dough is too sticky you can add a little more flour or if not soft enough a little more milk. You should have a really soft (a little tacky but not sticky), smooth and silky dough.
- Grease a large bowl and rub some oil on the dough. Place it in the greased bowl. Cover with cling wrap and place in a warm place for an hour or until the dough is triple in size.
- Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece into a rectangle, 21cmx30cm. Cut each rectangle into 6 or 8 pieces (depending on how big you prefer the rolls) and roll each piece into a croissant shape. Start rolling from the wider side.
- Place the crescent rolls on a lined baking sheet and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Ensure the pointy bit is tucked underneath. Allow to rest for another 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter
- If you are using active yeast you will need to proof it before mixing it with the dry ingredients
- These rolls can be made ahead of time, place them on a baking sheet and freeze them. Bring them back to room temperature when ready to bake