Purple Ribbon - Winning Cresent Rolls

Kathy Carlson


I once entered these in a Pillsbury baking contest. When I went back (I missed the actual judging)I was so hoping for a blue ribbon. I saw the one that won blue and it was not mine. I was so disappointed! Then my son said, Mom, yours are over here with a purple ribbon. Perplexed I read, "Best of Class". I had won over all of the bread types. They have been on every special event table since. ;)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

No more buying crescent rolls for me after trying this recipe. These are relatively easy to prepare and they look beautiful on the table. Plus, they are delicious! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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55 Min
15 Min




  • 2 1/2 c
    whole milk @ 120^-130degrees
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    rapid rise yeast granules (packet or jar)
  • 3 c
    bread flour
  • 1/2 c
    canned milk
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 large
    room temp eggs
  • 3 - 5 c
    all-purpose flour

How to Make Purple Ribbon - Winning Cresent Rolls


  1. Using paddle attachment, mix 3 cups of bread flour, whole milk, sugar and rapid rise yeast until sponge-like.
  2. Then add 1/2 cup canned milk, 1/2 cup oil, 1/4 cup sugar and 2 large room temp eggs.
  3. Beat in 3-5 cups more of all-purpose flour, one cup at a time. You want a fairly sticky dough but not too much to handle (You'll use more flour to roll out). Let rise 1 1/2 hours. Punch and ready pans.
  4. Cover sheet pans w/parchment paper or Silpat. Twelve rolls each pan. Quarter dough. Roll each quarter to a 10" circle. Cut each circle into 6 triangles. Roll up to form crescent shape. Place on prep sheet pans. Let rise one more hour covered w/plastic wrap.
  5. Preheat oven to 375^. (I usually have them ready to pop in as the turkey comes out.) Bake until brown on top and bottom. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. I have baked them until just starting to brown and browning them up just before serving. (You just can't have them ready and waiting for the rest of dinner because they disappear??)

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About Purple Ribbon - Winning Cresent Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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