Crescent Rolls

Homemade Crescent Rolls - Finding Joy in My Kitchen* 

2 1/4 tsp. yeast

3/8 C warm water

1/4 C sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg

1/4 C butter, melted

2 C white wheat flour

2 T butter (reserved)

Combine yeast and warm water in a bowl.  Allow to sit for 3-4 minutes.

Then, add in the sugar, salt, egg and melted butter.

Add in the flour and mix until combined.

Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is soft and smooth.  I used my mixer to do the kneading.

Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, and cover with a towel.

Allow dough to rise for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled.

Then, roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle.

Lightly butter the dough, and then slice into 16 slices using a pizza cutter.

Roll up each slice into a crescent shape.

Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and then cover - allowing the rolls to double.

Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.

When they come out of the oven, lightly drizzle with melted butter, if desired.

*Adapted from The Little Brown House