I have the best homemade crescent roll recipes from scratch that are buttery and soft.
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HOMEMADE CRESCENT ROLLS FROM SCRATCH
1 cup homemade mashed potatoes
1 (.25oz) pkg active dry yeast
1-1/2 cups warm water
2/3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1-1/2 tsp salt
6-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup homemade unsalted butter, melted
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, approximately 10 minutes.
When yeast is ready, mix in the mashed potatoes, sugar, shortening, eggs, salt, and 3 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough has become stiff but still pliable.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. At this point, you may use a dough hook on your mixer instead of hand kneading.
Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area, letting the dough rise until doubled in size.
Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half, and form into 12 inch rounds. Brush generously with melted butter, and cut each circle into 8 wedges.
Roll wedges up tightly, starting with the large end. Place on lightly greased baking sheets with the points underneath, and the ends bent to form a crescent shape. Cover, and let rise for 1 hour.
PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees. Cover rolls loosely with foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, removing the foil 1 minute before they are done or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. You may also mix cinnamon into the butter, and top with sugar
Do You Want To Use A Bread Machine?
I cut all the ingredients in half, put everything in the bread maker and processed on the “dough” cycle. I use one full tablespoon of yeast as per my machine manufacturer’s recommendations, and I have exchanged whole wheat flour for half of the flour. So bake away.