Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Polly the Turkey Loves These Rolls
Polly is a sweet little felted wool Turkey that I made several years ago. It is so fun to pick the different bits of wool and do the hand stitching.
Polly thinks these Crescent Rolls are one of the best things about Thanksgiving. I have made them for many years as they are so easy to mix up the night before and do their raising bit in the fridge. No kneading and delish!
Easy Crescent Rolls Makes 32 Rolls
One 1/4 oz pkg dry Yeast
1/2 c. warm Water (110-120 degrees F)
1/2 t. Salt
1/2 c. Sugar
1 stick real Butter, melted
1 c. warm Milk
5 c. Flour
Dissolve yeast in water. Beat eggs with salt and stir along with sugar, butter and milk into yeast mixture. Place flour in large bowl and make hole in center. Pour in liquids and mix thoroughly with wooden spoon. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours. Cut dough into 4 sections and roll each one into a large circle. Spread with melted butter and cut into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge, beginning at the wide end, into a crescent shape. Cover and place in warm draft free place until doubled in size. Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Do not over bake.
My best baking advice is to handle the dough as little as possible and to not over bake to insure tenderness. These are so buttery, that you do not even need more butter on them to serve (unless you are my husband and he Always needs more butter!)