Thursday, October 7, 2010

Buttery Crescent Rolls

The fall weather finally made its way here. We had wild lightening and thunder storms and three days of intermittent rain. I think sometimes I forget how dangerous lightening can be. I'm so dazzled by its beauty, by the coziness inside the house caused by storms outside. I was reminded this week that they are spectacularly perilous. The kids and I had twice put on all our raingear to go for a midday puddle stomp, but when we got outside the thunder pounded around us, forcing us back inside. West begged to be let out of the house. He just wanted to walk across the street to Grandma and Grandpa's, for Pete's sake. But I held my ground. I was using the old watch the lightening-count till thunder trick, and determined that the storms were too close to risk it. About that same time.... sadly, just a few miles up the road, two 17 year old boys from my community were struck by lightening as they waited (just four feet) outside of the high school for a ride home. Both are expected to survive, thanks to other saavy high school students who jumped in to render CPR. The families are requesting prayers for their boys, so please keep them in yours. It's a good reminder to hunker down and stay inside when there are electrical storms outside.

O.K.-I've got something cheerier to share today: my recipe for buttery crescent rolls. They're perfect for days when you've got to be inside for a few hours. They aren't difficult to mix together, but you've got to be around for rising and baking times. The end result is buttery, flaky rolls that your family will love. Stay safe and Happy Fall Baking!
Money Saving Tips: While you've got the oven on, you might as well bake up a double or trip batch and freeze them for later. You'll save on time and energy-which means money.
Buttery Crescent Rolls
Estimated Cost: $1.50 for a two dozen
4 and 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, plus 2 tablespoons, softened, divided
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
4 and 1/2 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, eggs, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour. Turn onto surface and knead for 6-8 minutes, or use free standing mixer for about five minutes on medium. Place in a greased bowl and let rise until doubled, about 75 minutes. Gently punch down the dough and divide in half. Roll each half into 12 inch circle. Spread with one tablespoon butter and cut each circle into into 12 wedges, Roll up wedges and tuck under. Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about forty five minutes. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on racks. (To freeze, cool completely, wrap tightly and freeze. You can freeze them before or after baking.)
Next Up:
Italian Tomato and Basil Crock Pot Steaks

19 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

OMG, that's sad. We do tend to forget the power of nature sometimes. Glad they are suppose to be okay.

Your crescent rolls look soooo good.

Julie Harward said...

These rolls look so Heavenly! We have been having the same weather..and snow in our surrounding mountains this morning too...come say hi :D

Melinda said...

I love yeast rolls and these look wonderful! So sad about the boys though - I'm glad it looks like they will be okay.

Jeanna said...

I love my roll recipe, but now I'm gonna have to try yours!

The Lambson boy used to live in our neighborhood in Utah County. I was saddened to hear what happened, and will definitely keep praying for him and the other boy.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Wow! That is something about those 2 young boys. I pray God's hands on them both.

Thank you for reminding me how much I love crescent rolls.

Catherine said...

Those rolls look so delicious. I wish I could just pull one out of the computer screen (like in Willy Wonka) because I just can't seem to make a good batch of crescent rolls. I also want to pull that yummy looking soup out of the screen, too. What kind is it?

Seth and Julie said...

Yum! My second favorite food is homemade bread/rolls, second only to chocolate chip cookies. I can't wait to make these.

Also, like Catherine, I would like to know what kind of soup that is. I so wish this meal was sitting on my table right now!

Tightwad Mom said...

I love fall baking! These cresent will go fabulous with soup and stew!

Michal said...

Yum. I hadn't made rolls in ages and then we had them on Sunday for dinner and it was like eating cake. I want more right. now.:)

Glad you kept Westy in to watch the storm. I'll remember those boys and their families in my prayers.

Prudy said...

Julie and Catte:
The soup is potato and corn chowder. I'm pretty sure it's already on my blog somewhere. If I wasn't married with children, I'd probably eat something like that for dinner every single night. Soup, bread, cheese. Cookies. Repeat.

Katie and Mark said...

That is so sad. Lightening is so beautiful, but it is a very sad reminder of the danger lying behind all that beauty.

Those rolls do look amazing. I wonder if I will soon be adventerous enough to try to make some. :)

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i ran across your blog today.. as I was showcasing halloween books.. and I love it.. I am your newest follower

Seth and Julie said...

I have made your crock pot potato chowder, and your green chile corn chowder, but I can't find a potato and corn chowder? Oh well, I liked both the corn and the potato, so either of those will do, too.

Oh and...soup, bread, cheese. Cookies. Repeat. AMEN!!!

Prudy said...

Julie, I'd better take some pics and post that soup pronto. I figured all my regular old stand bys were already on the blog. Guess I forgot one!

JenH said...

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Mona said...

Bookmarking your recipe. They look fab!

Courtney said...

I saw that story of the high school boys on the news and was so shocked by it (no pun intended). As you know, I was in St George Sat night and ahve never experienced such a quick change of the weather - Sunny and hot Sat AM and then raining, storming, lightning and crazy wind by the afternoon. I was actually sitting in the hot tub of the hotel I was staying at and the patio furniture was being blown across the patio. It was like poltergeist! I thought it best to get out of the water when I saw the lightning ;)

Judy said...

Your recipe is very similar to the one we learned in Home Ec class, in 1964. Makes delicious rolls!

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