Homemade Crescent Rolls

Homemade Crescent Rolls Recipe

I made this recipe several times before I got it the way I wanted it. When I do it again, I think I’ll make the rolls a little smaller, but as for the recipe, I think it was good. The first time I did them, I didn’t add enough salt and had too many eggs. The second time I had just a bit too much butter. They were very tasty, but a little heavy from too much fat. This one worked for us.

This recipe was developed for Babble’s Family Kitchen.

Homemade Crescent Rolls Recipe

Homemade Crescent Rolls

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4 – 5 cups flour
1 pack of yeast, or 2 1/2 teaspoons
1 egg
1 1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar


1. Add the kneading attachment to your stand mixer. In your mixer, add 2 cups flour and the yeast.
2. In a small saucepan, add milk, egg, butter, sugar and salt. Heat on low until it is just warm. It should be about 120 – 130 degrees. Add the warm milk mixture to the stand mixer.
3. Mix on low, while scraping down the sides, until it is combined. Add 2 1/2 more cups of the flour. Knead on low until the dough comes together.
4. Turn the mixer to medium, and knead the dough until it is smooth, elastic, and the sides of the mixing bowl are clean. Dough should still be sticky and pretty wet, but it should be releasing from the sides of the bowl, and not all stuck to it. You may need to add a little more flour as needed. I just ended up using 4 1/2 cups of the flour. Kneading should be about 5 – 10 minutes.
5. Cover the dough, and let it rise in a warm place, until it doubles in size. This will take about one hour. Then punch the dough done, divide it in half, and let it rise another 10 minutes. Take each half and roll out in a long rectangle that is about 4 – 6 inches in width on it’s short side. I just spray my counter and rolling pin with olive oil spray. Roll to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut the dough in triangles and roll up.
6. Place rolls on a baking sheet. Shaping them in a crescent shape. Cover and let rise again, another 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake the rolls for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter before serving.

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  5 Responses to “Homemade Crescent Rolls”

  1. Cajun Chef Ryan — November 19, 2010 @ 9:53 am


    Crescent rolls are always a treat and perfect for making little sandwiches with left over ham or turkey during the holidays.

    Bon appetit!

  2. Monet — November 19, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    I don’t know if there is anything better than homemade crescent rolls. I love putting cranberry sauce in the middle of mine. So very good! Thank you for sharing…I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of good eating and fun!

  3. Foodierama — November 20, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    Homemade Crescent Rolls http://bit.ly/bPPbah #foodie

  4. I8LA — November 20, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

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