Monday, November 25, 2013


Happy Thanksgiving, a little early...and actually, YOU can bring the rolls.  One of my favorite "go-to" recipes from a long-ago friend at the first full time job I held.  I lost track of the friend, but never her fabulous crescent roll recipe - the recipe card a little worse for the wear, but it yields a favorite of my family during the holidays.  Fast, easy, WICKED AWESOME results...

2 Pkg. Dry Yeast **
1/2 C. warm water
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 C. milk, scalded
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4-1/2 C. flour

 ** (I have had incredible results, recently, with a new yeast I've found - Red Star PLATINUM)
Soften yeast w/warm water in large bowl.  Scald milk in sm. sauce pan (heat til bubbles start to appear around edges of pan, but not to boiling) - add sugar, salt & butter to milk, and stir to dissolve.  Let milk cool to warm.  Pour milk mixture into yeast, and add eggs.  Mix well.

Add flour, mixing with large spoon as you add.  Add enough flour to make a soft dough - if your dough is sticky, add a little more until you can turn it out on a floured surface and knead it a few times without it sticking to everything.

Place dough in greased bowl - cover and let rise in warm place til doubled (about an hour).  Punch down dough, and divide into 3 sections.  Roll each of your 3 sections into an approx. 12" circle (dough will be about 1/4 - 3/8" thick).  Brush circle with melted butter.  Cut circle into 4 quarters, and then into 3 wedges per quarter.
Roll each wedge, starting at wide end - place on lightly sprayed baking sheets.  Brush tops with melted butter, and let rise in warm place, til doubled.
Bake @ 375 degrees for approx. 10-12 minutes, OR until golden brown...start checking around the 8-9 minute mark.  Yields 36 rolls.

May your holiday be happy, healthy, and spent in the company of loved ones - may the air be filled with the smell of freshly baked bread, mingled with other family favorites - and before I leave you...

For those that read the "too-long ago written/not updated post" of my cell phone pictures, LOOK who I saw shopping at Walmart the other day (I admit, I was there as a last resort for something that eluded me everywhere else...not a fan of their "business ethics", and hate going there, but never say never).  OK, and technically, I only saw her car (my goofy ass husband asked me, rather sarcastically, why I didn't sit in the parking lot and wait for her....................because I didn't NEED to, goofy ass!).
Pat Benatar!  Not only does she shop at Walmart, but she evidently drives a Mazda Miata!  I know it was her - the license plate holder identified her as the "Queen of ROCK"!  Duh!

Grateful for family, friends, health, and my cell phone camera ~
Happy Thanksgiving, Rock Stars!


Hannapat said...

These look delicious. I am going to have to try and make these for the family so thank you for sharing the recipe. I usually do a Weekly Bake on Friday, if you fancy you can link it in, but no pressure. Lovely to see you back xoxo

Colleen Mcgraw said...

What time will you be bringing those beautiful rolls? I can't wait!!

Jackie said...

Ok, I am going to try these, it better not turn into the meyer lemon fiasco over here! Wish me luck!!

oldgreymare said...

Looks yummy but as I alone would have to eat every one goofy ass cannot afford that!
gobble gobble girl

yeah I've been known to creep in and out from the W because it is the only place that has thpse scalia rolls..and now and then I just gotta....

Createology said...

Delicious looking rolls albeit way too labor intensive for me. Happy Thanksgiving Dear...

My Garden Diaries said...

Those rolls like magnificent! I will take those any day over the prepackaged!!! Thank you so much for this recipe!!! I am always scouting for classics like this!!! And I don't shop at Walmart either but hey this day you were meant to be there! How cool is that! I am thankful for you friend! It is always great to connect with you!!! You are awesome! I hope you have a lovely day with your family!! Until next time...Nicole xoxo

Hindustanka said...

Such deliciously looking rolls! They are like small croissants. I wish I had an oven, I would have surely baked them!
I've heard of this rock start here, but I am very glad you could see her, better would be if you saw her too :)
Have a nice day, Tanya! Hugs!

Elisabeth D said...

Yummy!!! I hope you're having an amazing thanksgiving Tanya x

Hannapat said...

Hello lovely. Link up sorted! I was clearly wearing my sievehead yesterday :-). Its easy just follow the instructions and bobs your uncle. Happy weekend xoxo

Vicki Boster said...

Oh my-- your dinner rolls look fabulous!! Makes me look bad for bringing the frozen ones!

Seriously-- you think that was her car???

Maywyn Studio said...

Thank you for the recipe
I'm going to replace my goal to learn to make good biscuits with this recipe. It looks more versatile for meals.
Happy Holidays!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I am officially adopting 'goofy ass' for immediate use on my husband and the next time I make my dinner rolls, they WILL be shaped like that! Again, beautiful photography.