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
1/4 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