Nutty Raisin Crescents

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins

Great for breakfast - use your bread machine, or mix and knead by hand. Time is estimated preparation time/cooking and doesn't include dough rising time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients into bread maker following the order in your machine instructions; If you have a raisin dispenser put the raisins and cashews in it, or add when instructed by machine beeps
  2. Roll out risen dough onto a floured surface into a circle, approximately 14-15” across, cut into 8-10 pie shaped pieces
  3. Take a piece of dough and starting at rounded end roll dough towards point
  4. Place on pan, point underneath, cover leave to rise until doubled
  5. Bake at 400º for 14-18 minutes until golden
  6. If making by hand, place the yeast, flour and water into a bowl; Stir this with a wooden spoon, stir in milk powder, sugar, egg, lemon rind and soft butter; When mixed, add the raisins and chopped cashews, then knead for about 5 minutes; Leave to rise until dough is doubled; Follow rolling/baking instructions
  7. Dribble with glaze when cooled
Most Helpful

These tasted great. They were a little dense so perhaps I didn't let them raise long enough as I would have liked them to have had a little lighter texture. I will try making them again since they had such good flavor.

CarrolJ April 18, 2005

I made this recipe by hand as the paddle for my bread machine decided to play hide-and-seek with me. The lemon taste was delightful and refreshing. This is not too sweet. I'd double the amount of raisins and nuts as that is my preference. I would also divide the dough into 4 and cut each rolled out dough circle into 8 wedges to make smaller crescents. Have to keep an eye on them while baking as they brown fast. Mine were done in about 10 minutes. I didn't use the glaze as we prefer them without.

V'nut-Beyond Redemption March 24, 2005