Recipe by Sweet Diva MJ
From Taste of Home. Another one of the very first recipes I tried when learning to make my own bread. These are so tender and delicious, it's impossible to eat just one.
Top Review by Chef Glaucia
WOW !!! Delicious crescents !!! It is really impossible to eat just one :o) ! I used only 4 cups flour, they came out perfect ! I will be making them often ! Thank you WCM? for this wonderful recipe !!!
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 3⁄4 cup warm water (110 to 115 )
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, plus
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, softened, divided
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 -4 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- butter (optional) or margarine, melted (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, 1/4 cup butter,shortening, eggs, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
- Punch the dough down; divide in half.
- Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle.
- Melt remaining butter;brush over dough.
- Cut each circle into 12 wedges.
- Roll up wedges from the wide end and curve to form crescents.
- Place with point down 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
- Brush with butter if desired.
- Yield: 2 dozen.