By JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful

15 Min
1 Hr 45 Min

I love crescent rolls for dinner and larger ones for sandwiches to serve at my luncheons. But, I'm not a breadmaker and have spent many dollars over the years on someone else's rolls. I recently acquired this recipe and love it. It's EASY and even a good cook who has a bad case of breadmakerphobia does this recipe with ease. I use a 2lb. loaf breadmaker. These will be a hit at the Easter Dinner!

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put in breadmaker in order as listed:
1 c warm milk
1 stick melted butter
2 beaten eggs
4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1t salt
2 1/2 t dry instant yeast (also known as breadmaker yeast)

Directions Step-By-Step

1.PREP: Melt butter in microwave in a mug. Measure out 4 cups of flour and place in a bowl. Put sugar and salt in a different bowl. Measure out yeast and put in another bowl. Now heat milk in microwave until real warm.
DUMP all ingredients IN ORDER AS THEY APPEAR. DO NOT STIR. Shut lid and set it on "dough". Press start. It will take 90 minutes which includes it's raise time.
2. Pull out bucket of dough and turn it over and let the dough fall out. Divide into 2 balls.
3. With a rolling pin on a floured surface, roll out a 9inch circle with the first ball of dough. Brush the circle with more melted butter. Cut into 6, 8 or 12 wedges (like a pie)I use a pizza cutter to do this. The 6 will be a nice size for sandwiches, the 8 or 12 will be large enough for dinner rolls.
4.Starting from the wide end, roll up to look like a crescent roll. Place on greased cookie sheet.
5. Set on table and let rise for 2 hours to double in size.
6. Bake in preheated 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.

NOTE: Timing is important when working with yeast. That's why you prep your ingredients beforehand so you just dump everything in all at once without waiting to beat eggs, or melt butter, etc.

NOTE: To make cinnamon crescents, use 1/2 cup sugar instead of 2T and smear a cinnamon roll filling on your circle before cutting into wedges. Continue as before. I cut my circles in 8ths for these.

NOTE: Want something savory instead? On your circle layer a thin layer of pizza sauce, pepperoni chopped and shredded mozzeralla. Roll up as directed.
There are tons of uses for this dough. Maybe a huge calzone?!? You're the baker, you decide!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Lisa Baldwin posivelylisa
Mar 28, 2010
I have a sorely neglected bread machine!! Will definitely give these a try for Easter!! Thank you!
Linda Wood mamalove5
Apr 12, 2010
This sounds wonderful.How can you convert without bread maker?
Marie Alexander marie14513
Oct 25, 2010
I have to try this. I love crescents. Spread jam on some before baking YUMMY
Aurora McBee aurora
Nov 9, 2010
Easy, beautiful, and delicious! I've whipped these out twice in the past week. These can't be beat!
JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful
Nov 9, 2010
So glad to hear this Aurora. Nice meeting you. Let me know if you add any filling in them.
Shirley Henderson ChefShirl
Dec 18, 2010
Do I use All Purpose Flour or Self Rising for this??? I would love to try these for a Christmas Dinner Tomorrow!!! Actually would like to do a Trial Run tonight!!!!!
Aurora McBee aurora
Dec 19, 2010
I use all-purpose Shirley, and they turn out PERFECT every time!
Aurora McBee aurora
Dec 27, 2010
Jane, I made these for Thaksgiving and again for Christmas. I left half plain for Christmas dinner and did the other half with cream cheese and strawberry jam for Christmas Day brunch. They were a hit and absolutely delicious!
JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful
Dec 27, 2010
Wow, I bet those cream cheese and strawberry jam ones were terrific. I'm glad you are enjoying this. Maybe for New Year's Eve you can put pizza sauce and pepperoni on them with a little shredded mozzeralla.
Mar 21, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: BREADS AND BISCUITS!
Aurora McBee aurora
Mar 30, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Sheila Burt sheila55
Feb 17, 2012
Thank you for sharing. I don't have a bread maker but probably could figure out the "by-hand" method. Can't wait to try them.
Debbie Grimmer DJG
Dec 27, 2013
Awesome recipe. I have used it a couple times to replace the store bought called for in making pinwheel appetizers.. I recipe will make two pinwheel rolls. And they are so much more favorable then the store bought.. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.
Danielle Worden DanielleWorden
Nov 13, 2014
I have made this many times since I found it! This recipe comes out amazing every single time. We love to make half to eat with supper and then make the other half with cinnamon sugar for breakfast the next morning. I never buy the refrigerated rolls since I started using your recipe!
Danielle Worden DanielleWorden
Nov 13, 2014
I forgot to mention...I have replaced the butter with cocunut oil and it works out great.