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My kids LOVED these rolls. I cut the fat just a little bit--used 1/4 c. shortening and 1 T. butter with 1% milk. Also I used 1 c. white whole wheat flour and 2 c. bread flour. I made the batter in my bread machine--it was really sticky and I had to add at least 1/2 c. of flour. The end result was fantastic, though--very soft, fluffy and they smelled, and tasted, fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Kittencals.
Excellent Karen! JUST needed more salt to me. By the way, do you think butter Crisco would make it buttery?? I almost added butter extract for taste and color. NO MORE BUYING for me@ 2/2010 I froze about a dozen of these.. they thaw out and rise well and baked wonderfully!!!!
i doubled this recipe and then divided each batch into 4 sections. i cut each circle into 12 "pie" slices, and wound up with 96 rolls! i baked half of them, and froze the rest before the 2nd rising. that way i just thaw what i want, and then let them rise until doubled, then bake! this was easy, fun, and definitely worth it.
I've tried a lot of crescent roll recipes, and this is my favorite! I confess that I make them in the bread maker on the dough setting. I have also made the dough in the bread machine, refrigerated them, and used them the next day when I needed them (just make sure to weigh down the lid of whatever container you are using, or the dough will expand and pop the lid off). I've also tried this recipe with all butter and half butter, half Crisco, and I have to say that I like the all-butter version better. Absolutely heavenly!
KC, as ever, you do not disappoint. These are fluffy little puffy pieces of Heaven! I had to use all butter, having no shortening in the pantry. Well, yum. My husband absolutely requires a bit of bread with his morning coffee, and these were (and will be, each time I make a batch) a huge slam-dunk hit. And so cute, too...fun to roll into crescent shape. Thanks!
This a great recipe to have on hand. I have used it as a substitute for refrigerated rolls in a recipe and also as dinner rolls - great for both. Thanks for posting!
Phot Tag February 2009. Kitten I cannot get enough of these. I have made these two times now and absolutely find them dangerous to my hips. These are simple to make and the reward is a light and fluffy roll that goes great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacking. As usual, you have a top notch winner. Picture submitted.
Yummy! We don't have Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls in a can in Australia so this is a great recipe to use when the recipe calls for it. I used your recipe for Jalapeno-Chicken Crescent Pinwheels and it really worked well. I kept to the recipe as written but I used egg substitute, I even found Crisco in the US section of a large department store. Thank you Kittencal and have a speedy recovery
Wow! I saved half a dozen crescent roll recipes to try, and I'll never bother with the other five. This is, by far, the BEST roll recipe I've ever tried. It was easy, and the results were the best I've had in 30 years of baking! Soft, dense, light rolls (yes, I know that sounds contradictory, but it isn't), with a spectacular flavor. I doubled the recipe, and used SAF Instant yeast instead of regular, and had to add a bit more flour since I live in a very damp climate. Hubby says these are the best rolls he's ever had and his mother was a professional baker. This is my new roll recipe from now on! Thanks, Kittencal!
Great recipe! OK, I used the bread machine dough cycle to get me started. This was so easy. I confess to losing track of counting my cups of flour, but I must have guessed right, because these were so terrific.