We live where cans of crescent roll dough are not available. I searched the 'net for something I could use as a substitute. While I don't claim these are EXACTLY like the canned ones, they're close enough for us. This came from Allrecipes.com (called Blue Ribbon Overnight Rolls). I've always made the dough using a bread machine, so I can't give any feedback making it without the machine. The dough is very easy to work with. EDIT: I just realized this is very similiar to "Recipe #136121", but these ingredients are slightly different and provide bread machine instructions.
My sister gave me this recipe soon after I brought home my bread machine. It's a staple in our house. Soft and fluffy and great for sandwiches or just to eat fresh out of the oven!
UPDATE 3/25/2005 - I made this using the dough cycle of my bread maker today but baked it in the oven and it turned out perfectly! I baked it at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
This is my standard loaf of white bread, good for anything. Very soft. I mix it in the bread machine then bake it in the oven.
As with all my bread, I let it cool and then slice the whole loaf and put in a freezer bag and freeze and then I can take whatever I need out and have fresh bread. This does not include machine and rising time.
This recipe has never let me down! It's a simple recipe for a 1.5 lb. loaf of sheer goodness. You can use either all purpose flour or bread machine flour, and I would encourage you to use the bread machine flour, I think it makes that much of a difference. When you're looking for a classic full-proof recipe for white bread in your bread machine look no further than this!
I really like the idea of being able to 'prepare' a yeast item the night before. These were just so easy to do, no fussing around. I found I had to postpone the baking the next day, so the dough was in the fridge for two nights... with no ill effects. Also, I only baked 1 'round' --with the other one going to bake tomorrow.
A great Weight Watcher recipe! This is a wonderful bread to make and have for everyday use. It only takes a little time to throw everything into the machine to have yummy, hot bread waiting for us in the morning. The recipe makes a 2 pound loaf. The points come out to not quite .9 per ounce, so a generous slice (14 slices/loaf) would be 2 points or a skinny 1 point slice!