I thought these works great as a substitute. SO much better than refrigerator dough! However, the note says that this recipe is equivalent to 2 cans of Pillsbury. Those cans are 8 oz. each - this recipe makes a little more than 2 pounds of dough. So, just be aware that you'll really have the equivalent of 4 cans, not only 2. You can always freeze your unused "can's worth" and have it ready for your next need! :)
I now live in New Zealand, so sadly no Pillsbury products :(, wanted to make Veggie Diamonds so I thought I would give this a try. Nice and easy,it is so close to the real deal. Its a little puffier than crescents, but that is ok. It will be nice and firm to hold all the cream cheese and veggies. Thanks, my kids are excited about all the other things I usually make with the crescent rolls
This is a really great recipe! Not as flakey as Pillsbury crescent rolls, but the flavor is much better! They are great as is or made into homemade hot pockets.
These rolls are moist and fluffy. They are just as delicious and soft the next day.<br/>Used olive oil instead of shortening. <br/>This bread is perfect for homemade hot pockets and breakfast pockets :)
I am in Brazil. Here it is so hot messing with butter pastry croissants is pain. This recipe works well with local ingredients ,I used pig lard instead of vegetable shortening and the results were fabulous.
@ Carla C. The problem you had was probably due to not adding enough flour in the kneading phase. The dough should be a little sticky BUT still be able to easily form a ball. As for the shape of the dough you can take each half and split it into 16 equal balls. Form each of these balls into an elongated triangle, long sides with a small base like the shape Pillsbury crescent rolls come in.
I think you should include pictures for this recipe, Im a bread baker but had trouble making this recipe. Im used having a shape for the dough and turned out with a goopy mess while making this and im not sure if that's what its supposed to be like, so maybe be more descriptive in the texture of the dough and more clear in the instructions, so far, im pretty disappointed in this recipe, I will likely not use it again.
I used this recipe becaus I hate to buy processed product when I can make it at home from scratch. I used half of the dough to make a cold veggie pizza and used the rest to make crescent rolls. I am happy with the outcome. I couldn't tell you if it tastes the same or not but for few times thatI will use it per year... it's great. Kids loved the pizz too!