Butter Crescents

Butter Crescents

It’s the holidays, and it’s time to bake! There are so many recipes out there that I’m sure you could make your holiday season all about cooking. One recipe I love is Butter Crescents. It’s great because its quick and easy to make, but also has a special flavor that makes me feel like Christmas morning! Just mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & butter in a bowl until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add an egg yolk and water (or milk) to form dough. Roll out dough on floured surface with rolling pin into rectangle shape…

prep: 30 mins cook: 15 mins additional: 1 hr 30 mins total: 1 hr 75 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 dozen rolls

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup milk

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

? cup white sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 egg

Instructions:

Warm the milk in a small saucepan until bubbles form at the edges; remove from heat. Mix in the butter, sugar, and salt. Let cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine milk and yeast mixtures. Stir in 1 egg. Beat in flour 1 cup at a time until dough pulls together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces, and form into rounds. Cover, and let rest 10 minutes.

Using a floured rolling pin, roll each dough half into a 12 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Roll each wedge up towards the point. Bend ends inward to form crescents, and place point side down on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover, and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Brush rolls with beaten egg, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 241 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 34.1g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 52.1mg; sodium 168.5mg.

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