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    Crescent Rolls

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs

    30 mins

    ellie_'s Note:

    I've been making these dinner rolls for years and everyone always loves them. Recipe source: The Finnish Cookbook

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water.
    2. 2
      In a saucepan heat the cream (or milk) over med heat to boiling point (but don't let it boil) and add butter to milk. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
    3. 3
      Add milk/butter mixture to yeast mixture.
    4. 4
      Add salt (1 teaspoon) and one cup of flour, stirring to combine. Add remainder of flour, a little at a time until you have a stiff dough. Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Turn dough out on floured board and knead until smooth.
    6. 6
      Put dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease both sides of dough. Cover with plastic wrap and/or damp towel. Let rise until doubled (1 - 2 hours).
    7. 7
      Turn dough out onto floured board and roll it into a 16-inch circle. Spread dough with soft butter and cut into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge up, starting at wide end and shape into a cresent. Place rolls on a greased baking sheet and brush with egg white and sprinkle with kosher salt and caraway seeds.
    8. 8
      Let roll rise for 30 minutes.
    9. 9
      Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
    10. 10
      Bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2012


      Fed the yeast with a pinch of sugar. I used the dough for cheeseburger pie crust and for margarita pizza crust with anchovies. yumm-o. great

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    • on June 05, 2010


      OMG these turned out huge, making 8 of them but oh so delicious. I'll never buy the store brand again. this is just too easy to make. Thanks ellie for sharing. Just delicious :) Made for ZWT #6

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    • on November 29, 2008


      The rolls had a great taste but made many more than 8. I actually had about 17 and they still seemed kind of "thick." I need to practice rolling out dough, though, so probably my fault! Will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Crescent Rolls

    Serving Size: 1 (859 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 362.4
    Calories from Fat 216
    Total Fat 24.1 g
    Saturated Fat 14.9 g
    Cholesterol 71.3 mg
    Sodium 436.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 5.7 g

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