Crescent Rolls

Photo:Mansa
Photo:Mansa

One Saturday morning, I was in for surprise when my high-school going daughter volunteered to make Crescent rolls for breakfast. I knew I was in for a treat as always when she decides to be the cook. Before my daughter could change her mind I immediately accepted the offer and jumped in to be her helper, as a way of encouragement. Well, I was in for a double treat for not only was the breakfast delicious, it was light too.

Though it took her a while to get the rolls ready and baked, it was well worth the wait. I want to share this recipe with all the food connoisseurs out there for its smooth, yet slightly crispy and melting feeling when you bite into one.

Crescent Rolls recipe:

Sugar   – 1/4 cup

Oil – 1/3 cup

Yeast – 2 packs( 2 tbsp Eno or Fruit Salt as substitute)

Warm water – 1 cup

Salt – 1tsp

Wheat flour – 2 1/2 cups

White flour – 1 cup

Egg – 1

Add sugar, salt and oil to electric mixer bowl.  Add yeast mixed with warm water to the above( I didn’t have yeast, so we added Eno instead). Add flour and  egg to the bowl. Mix for about a minute, till it forms a large ball. Cover it with a clean towel. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Make small balls and roll them out into circles 2 mm thick and about 6 inch diameter, like roti or tortilla. If it sticks to the rolling pin, dust some flour before rolling. Cut out triangles of 2-inch width at the rim and going into the center of the circle(just like a pizza slice). Roll each piece as in fruit roll-ups starting out from the wider side, and ending at the narrow side. Place on baking sheet and cover. Let rest for another 10 minutes. Brush with melted butter.

Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. The rolls are done when they turn golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. You can also see the inner layers of the rolls spread to the sides with the heat, as they form nice crescent shapes.

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Get ready with good appetite for these yummy, yet healthy treat. These can be eaten as snacks with your evening tea or coffee, or as breakfast with a bowl of fruit and a cup of milk as accompaniments.

As the sweet aroma of the rolls wafted across the rooms, all the four of us in the family made it to the kitchen in no time to consume the yumminess in a matter of few minutes. I thanked my daughter for the awesome weekend treat , through my ‘crescent’ smile.

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