Crescent Dinner Rolls

 

As promised, I’m posting my recipe for the crescent dinner rolls. The original recipe also came from my friend Tammy at Frugal Families, but I modified it a bit and we like it much better this way.

This is another very easy bread recipe. They’re easy to make, and they freeze well! Just freeze after rolling them up, and then pull out the desired amount about 1-1/2 hours or so before dinner time (depending on the temp in your house). They thaw quickly and rise quickly. I love keeping these in my freezer to use when I can’t/don’t want to spend all day in my kitchen. I hope you enjoy these.

Crescent Dinner Rolls

1 cup hot water
1/2 cup honey
1 stick butter, melted
4-1/2 to 5 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs yeast
3 eggs
1/2 stick butter, softened
  1. Pour honey & butter in mixing bowl; add hot water and stir well.
  2. Add 2 cups of flour, salt, & yeast; mix on low. Beat in eggs 1 at a time on medium speed until well incorporated. Add remaining flour and mix well.
  3. Place dough in well greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each third into a 12-inch circle. Spread each circle with softened butter. Cut each circle into 16 wedges. Roll each wedge from large end to point. Place point side down on baking sheet; let double in size.
  4. Bake at 375* for 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden brown. You can brush tops with butter to soften if you want.

If you want to freeze these, freeze after rolling up. Do not let rise again. To thaw, pull out amount desired, place on baking sheet, and let thaw and double in size. This will take about an hour or so, depending on the temp inside the house. Bake as directed above.

If you like this recipe, you might also like:
Basic Frugal White Bread
Easy Yeast Rolls
Crepes

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Mmmmmmm!! Homemade Frugal White Bread!!

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There is nothing like homemade bread to bring a family together, or at least my family! LOL As soon as that wonderful, yeasty smell starts wafting from my oven, I suddenly have 3 kids, 1 dog, 1 cat, and a husband all just standing around waiting for the bread to make its grand appearance after baking! It’s a good thing that baking bread is one of my very favorite things to do in the kitchen! I am so glad that I decided to learn the art of bread making several years ago! Of course, it got even better when I got my Kitchen Aid mixer – my favorite small appliance! It makes kneading a lot easier since the only kneading that the dough needs is when dividing the dough into 2 loaves for the second rise.

Today, I thought I would share my recipe for white bread. I got this one a long time ago at Frugal Families. I even thought to take pictures to show you the progress! It’s very simple and easy to make, and oh so delicious!

Basic Frugal White Bread

This white Bread does not take any special ingredients to make, so it both Frugal and easy to make.

2 cups warm water
5 T white sugar or honey
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
5-6 cups flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in warm water until bubbly(about 5 minutes). Mix in salt and oil.

Work in the flour until dough no longer looks wet. Knead on a floured surface until smooth. (If you have a Kitchen Aid mixer, you can actually skip this step.)

Place in a well oiled bowl, turning to coat dough with oil. Cover and allow to rise until doubles, about 1 hour.

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Punch dough down. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead again.

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Divide in half. Shape into two loaves and place in well oiled loaf pan.

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Allow to rise for another hour.

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Loaves with be golden brown and sound hollow when done.

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This recipe can also be used for rolls and soft breadsticks. You can substitute whole wheat flour for some of the flour if you prefer.