Homemade Crescent Rolls

Ingredients

4 1/2  tsp active dry yeast

3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

 1/2 cup shortening

4 cups bread flour

 1/4 cup butter, softened


Directions

with a bread maker:

Put liquid ingredients in bread maker, then add dry ingredients.  Make a well in the dry ingredients and add yeast, make sure it doesn't come in contact with liquids.  Then put your bread maker on dough cycle.  When that is finished, remove dough from machine.

 Punch down dough. Divide in half. Roll each half into a 12-inch circle. Spread with butter. Cut into 10 to 15 wedge. Roll up the wedges starting with the wide end. Place rolls with point under on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until double (about 1 hour).

Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 12-15 minute or until golden brown. Brush tops with butter when they come out.


or without a bread maker:

Dissolve yeast in warm water.

Stir in sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in remaining flour until smooth. Scrape dough from side of bowl. Knead dough, then cover it and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1-1/2 hours).

Punch down dough. Divide in half. Roll each half into a 12-inch circle. Spread with butter. Cut into 10 to 15 wedge. Roll up the wedges starting with the wide end. Place rolls with point under on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until double (about 1 hour).

Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 12-15 minute or until golden brown. Brush tops with butter when they come out.