These homemade crescent rolls were the star of Vaida’s tea party with her cousins and 2nd cousins, last week. Vaida had been begging for a tea party and I was looking for an excuse to take the time to make homemade crescent rolls. The tea party was the perfect time to try out a new recipe because let’s face it, 4 & 5 year olds make honest food critics. (They all approved!)
The entire house smelled of baked bread. (If someone could make a candle in a homemade bread scent they would make millions!) These were soft, flaky, buttery and everything a crescent roll should be. We served them with honey-cinnamon-butter. It was dinner roll meets cinnamon roll and pure heaven.
The best part of making these crescent rolls was that it was a true family affair. Vaida was more than willing to jump in and help with all of the steps along the way. I even convinced Ryan to help out while I held a very tired Oliver on my hip while taking pictures to document along the way. Luckily I was born to multitask.
Here we have the beautiful dough rising.
Next we rolled the dough out and cut into triangles. Yep, that is Ryan in the kitchen!
Next my two sous chefs rolled up the triangles. I just love this photo:
Next (Vaida’s favorite part) brushing with melted butter, because butter makes everything better.
Lastly, bake and enjoy.
- 2¼ tsp active dry yeast
- 1 c bread flour
- 2½ c whole wheat flour
- ¼ c warm water (105-115 F)
- 1¼ c warm whole milk (105 F)
- 3 Tbls melted butter (divided)
- 1½ Tbls honey
- 1 tsp salt
- Combine the yeast and water and allow to sit for 10 minutes until foamy.
- Add honey, milk, 2 Tbls butter and salt to yeast mixture.
- Stir in both flours and knead on a floured surface by hand for about 6 minutes.
- Cover with a dish towel and set in a warm space to double in size for 45 min up to an hour.
- Divide dough into 2 balls. Using 1 of the balls, roll out with a rolling pin to create a large circle (about 12" in size).
- Using a pizza knife, cut circle into 8 uniform triangles (like you are cutting a pizza).
- Roll each triangle up starting at the wide end to form your crescent roll.
- Repeat steps with the other ball of dough so you have 16 crescent rolls total.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.
- Place 8 rolls on each pan.
- Using remaining 1 Tbls melted butter, brush each roll with butter. Cover loosely with clean dish towel and allow to rise another 45-60 minutes.
- Bake at 425 F for about 15 minutes.
- Enjoy warm with honey-cinnamon-butter.