Sunday, November 30, 2008

Refrigerator Butter Crescent Rolls & cinnamon rolls

Happy post Thanksgiving. I hope each of you had a great time!! For the first time it was just us this year. No other family around. It was really quiet!!
We had a yummy dinner and some super yummy rolls. My mom made these every year as I was growing up. They always came out perfect and so yummy that if she ever didn't make them, there was mutiny within the ranks. So I decided to make them this year and they didn't disappoint! To make them even better, you can also make cinnamon rolls out of part of the dough. Super Yum!!

Refrigerator Butter Crescent Rolls
2 tbsp yeast
2 C lukewarm water
1 C butter or margarine, melted
1 C + 2 tbsp sugar
6 beaten eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
9 C flour

Mix yeast with 2 tbsp sugar and warm water. Let proof for about 5 minutes.
Add melted butter, sugar and eggs. Mix well. Sift flour and salt. Mix well and let rise for 2 hours.
Stir down and put in fridge overnight. Keep a damp cloth over dough. Keep it damp. If dough rises too much, punch it down. Dough will be sticky.

The next morning, divide dough into 4ths (this is where I keep one of the quarters out for cinnamon rolls) . DOUGH DOES NOT NEED TO BE KNEADED. Roll into circle size of pie and spread butter on it. Cut into 12 pieces. Roll up starting with wide edge. Place on buttered cookie sheet. Let rolls rise 1 1/2 hours. Bake 10 min. at 400 degrees.
These come out so super yummy!! You can place the cooked rolls in the freezer if you have too many leftovers. Otherwise you'll be eating these for days! But I don't think you'll mind! If you don't make cinnamon rolls this recipe will make 4 dozen rolls.

As I mentioned earlier, this also makes superb homemade cinnamon rolls. At the point where you have rolled out the dough, spread butter on it. Then top with sugar and cinnamon. Use whatever you like. I didn't measure when I made these. Then roll up. Cut and place in a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Then let sit for 1 1/2 hours to rise. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes, checking them after 15 minutes. Once cooked top with a glaze made with powdered sugar and milk.


1 comment:

MaryBeth said...

Those look amazing.

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