I have made these crescent rolls for years now, and just love this recipe. They always turn out light, fluffy, and delicious! We normally have these rolls for all our holiday meals.
My Favorite Crescent Rolls Recipe
2 Tablespoons Dry Active Yeast
1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cups butter, melted
1 cup milk
1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, beaten
4 – 5 cups flour (I use half white and half wheat flour)
Dissolve yeast into 1/2 cup warm water. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes without touching it.
Combine the milk and butter in a pan and warm it until the butter is melted. Let it cool slightly before adding it in the mixing bowl. It will ruin the yeast if it is really hot.
Add sugar, salt, eggs and yeast mixture in a mixing bowl (I always use my Bosch Mixer and love it).
Mix together, then add the yeast mixture and mix slightly.
Add in 4-5 cups flour (start with 4 and only add more if needed, dough will be slightly sticky). Mix until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl, then it it is ready to rise.
Cover the bowl and let ruse until double, this takes about an hour.
Split the dough into 2 equal pieces. Roll one of the pieces out into a flat circle, around 16″-17″ around.
Cut like a pizza into 16 pieces. Start by cutting it in half, then fourths, then keep cutting them down from there.
Take a small piece and starting at the largest section, roll it up to the tip of dough.
Place the dough onto a cookie sheet. Allow to rise for an hour, and then bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.
You can brush the bot rolls with butter for extra yumminess.