Weekend Things – Recipe: Crescent Rolls

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We had a busy weekend, filled with family, volleyball, soccer, and movies.  It feels like it was over in the blink of any eye.

1.  After substitute teaching on Friday, I still managed to come home and make homemade pizza and amazing chocolate fudge brownies.

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2.  Saturday morning started early with my mom and I co-parenting my niece for her volleyball game.  It looks like she is going to be quite the little volleyball player.

3.  After volleyball, we had time for just a tiny bit of down time and lunch before we headed out to the soccer fields for a double header.  As always, I had so much fun watching my Gabriel play.  He is a defensive player all the way and has great instincts when it comes to how, when, where to defend.  We are so proud of him!

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4.  Nonna took us to one of our favorite hamburger places, Mighty Fine, for dinner.  After a busy day, we all felt as if we deserved the night off from cooking.

5.  My mom and I were the first ones to rise on Sunday, and it was so nice to spend some quiet time with her visiting over a cup of tea.

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6.  Sunday afternoon found us watching movies and relaxing.  We have discovered that a Saturday at the soccer fields has us all suffering from some allergy issues on Sunday.  But, it is usually nothing that a little rest, relaxation, and movie time will not cure.

7.  Sean made one of my favorite meals for dinner Sunday night.  Actually, he is making it as I sit here with a movie of our weekend playing in my mind.

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8.  I made these delicious No-Knead Crescent Rolls last week, and I loved them so much that I made them again on Sunday.  The boys love for me to make sandwiches out of them to pack in their school lunches.

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The last batch lasted less than three days.  I have mentioned before how much I adore Lauren’s blog, and I continue to stalk it every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, eagerly awaiting her new recipes.  She has mentioned that she wants to write a cookbook at some point, and I so hope that she fulfills that dream.  If she does, I know that I will have so much fun when it arrives on my doorstep.

Crescent Rolls

Crescent Rolls

Ingredients

1/2 cup warm water

2 1/4 teaspoons (1 package) yeast

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup cold milk

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 3/4 cups all purpose flour {give or take 1/4 cup} - I used about 3 1/4 cups

+3 extra tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, stir warm water, yeast and honey together. Set aside to proof.
  4. Melt butter in a larger mixing bowl and stir in cold milk to make mixture. If the butter starts to harden into little clumps, put the mixture in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  5. Add the yeast mixture to the butter mixture, and mix in egg, sugar, and salt.
  6. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir flour into mixture in 1/2 cup increments. I used about 3 1/4 cups flour.
  7. After it is incorporated, the dough should be sticky but still able to hold a ball shape. You do not want to over-mix or add too much flour because the crescent rolls will not be light and fluffy.
  8. Spray the bowl and dough with a light coating of cooking spray or oil, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a dish towel. Set aside to rise 1-2 hours.
  9. Punch down dough, and divide into two equal pieces.
  10. Flour a clean work surface and one of the halves. Roll out to be a 12-14 inch circle.
  11. Brush with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Using a pizza cutter, cut the circle into 8 triangles, just as you would a pizza or a pie.
  12. Roll into crescents.
  13. Place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  14. Repeat with other half of the dough.
  15. Brush tops of rolls with remaining tablespoon of melted butter.
  16. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and rise 30 minutes or until almost double in size.
  17. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until tops have browned.
  18. Remove from oven to cool and immediately brush with more butter.
  19. Serve warm with butter, or make into a delicious sandwich for lunch.
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12 Responses to Weekend Things – Recipe: Crescent Rolls

  1. It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend :) – - how fun. I can’t get over how light and fluffy your crescent rolls look … yum!!
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    • We did have a great weekend. We kind of count down the days until Friday around here. :) Thank you so much for stopping by. The crescent rolls were truly delicious right out of the oven and taste great as a sandwich, too. I could not believe how easy they are to make.

  2. What a fantastic weekend it looks like you had, Natalie! Thanks for sharing little bits and pieces of it here. Those kebabs are mouthwatering… They would definitely go nicely with these golden brown crescent rolls you made. They’re beautiful!

    • Ahhh, thank you so much. I have decided more and more that my little blog is actually my journal that I want my littles to be able to look back on with fond memories. So, as I am creating it into my very own blank canvas each day, I write more and more for them. I am so glad that you enjoyed reading about our weekend.

  3. There’s nothing better than homemade bread. Yum!
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  4. Your weekend looks like fun! And those crescent rolls look great! The recipe sounds easy too! I love it!
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    • Thank you so much for stopping by! The recipe was so easy. It was my first time to make crescent rolls, and I was so excited that they turned out so pretty. That is certainly not always the case with my baking. :)

  5. Jessica says:

    Your sandwiches look so yum on the rolls! I think you are going to help me overcome my fear of “dough” recipes, you make it sound doable, even for me! Wish we were there to share the weekend fun!

    • It is definitely doable. You can make these or the cinnamon rolls. I just know it. When we come to Dallas, I can even give you a little mini lesson. :) I wish that you guys had been here for our weekend fun, too.

  6. sandy says:

    What a fun filled weekend we had

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