Total Time
2hrs 12mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 12 mins

I got this recipe from my sister in law who brought these to a family dinner. She got the recipe from a church cookbook. I had to have the recipe when I tried them! They have just a hint of sweetness and are just perfect. I have made these myself and I couldn't believe how well they turned out! (p.s. These freeze really well after they are baked & you can just unthaw the amount of rolls you need in the microwave!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine yeast, water, and a little of the sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Mix sugar, milk, eggs, butter, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. After yeast has risen a little, add to milk mixture.
  4. Gradually add flour until a soft but not-too-sticky dough has formed.
  5. Knead 6-7 minutes.
  6. Let dough rise in buttered bowl until doubled in size.
  7. Punch dough down and divide into three balls.
  8. Roll out each ball into a flat circle and cut into 8 triangles to make crescent-style rolls.
  9. Let them rise again, about 40 minutes.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 12 minutes, depending on the size of the rolls.
Most Helpful

This is actually a review for a slightly different recipe... I haven't tried this one... but it's close to our family favorite roll recipe. Most of the quantities are right on. It's a great recipe. I actually scald the milk and add the butter then let it cool enough to add the other ingredients. When I roll it out, I brush some melted butter on the triangle shapes before rolling them! It's important not to overcook them. Also, because I think healthy eating is important, I usually substitute whole wheat flour for 1/3-1/2 the amount of flour (milled at home which is soooo much better than purchased whole wheat flour which tends to be terribly dense and not make a good product at all).

Chef TanyaW May 07, 2011

This is really delicious and not that difficult at all. Plus the cutting method makes the buns look really unique. For a good sandwich size bun, i will probably cut them a bit bigger next time (maybe quarters instead of 8th's). Thank you for this recipe, I will definitely make it again!

19reka June 22, 2008