Easy to make crescent rolls recipe

By Faeza
13 April 2017



3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

25 g fresh yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast or 2 teaspoons instant yeast)

1/3 cup water, warm

3/4 cup milk, warm

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter, softened


4 tablespoons butter, softened


1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted


In a large bowl, mix the flour with sugar and salt. Dissolve the fresh yeast in the warm water and add to the flour mixture. Add the eggs and milk, mix everything together. Add the butter and knead until the dough is smooth and soft. Cover with a clean towel and let it rise for about 1 hour in a warm area, until doubled in size.

Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal parts. Form them into balls. On a floured surface roll each part into a 16 to 17 inch round, using a rolling pin. With the back of a spoon, spread about 2 tbsp of very soft butter onto the dough round. Using a pizza or pastry cutter, cut the round into 16 triangles.

Start rolling each triangle into crescents. Once rolled, curve the edges and place on a cookie sheet or baking tray lined with parchment paper with the tip tucked down and under the roll. Repeat rolling with the rest of the triangles. Let them rise for about 20 minutes. Melt additional 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter.

Preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Bake for 14-18 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Let them cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.

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