When I married Mr Napping, I got lucky. He’s all kinds of amazing; one of my favorite kinds is that he bakes bread. And he is fantastic at it. I do alright baking bread, but he is really good at it. And he enjoys it. We have both made this recipe and they always turn out better when he makes them. Maybe there really is something to baking with love. But, unless it has chocolate in it, I’m probably not super excited about it. But these… oh my gosh! These cresent rolls are so amazing. Confession: we made a double batch of these (almost 100 rolls) and took them with us on our road trip last Thanksgiving… we ate them all in about 5 days. Just the four of us. These are too delicious and are so easy to snack on. While they are not the healthiest, there are certainly worse things (like the aforementioned chocolate) to binge on.
It seems like there are a lot of steps and that these take a lot of time. The actual prep time is minimal when it comes to bread. It’s pretty simple and really doesn’t take very long. The majority of the time is spent waiting for the dough to rise. So, don’t get overwhelmed by the time or all the steps. It’s really easy and soo, sooo, sooooo worth it. Promise.
Serves: 48 Rolls
- ½ ounce dry yeast
- 1⅓ cup warm water (110F will dissolve the yeast without killing it)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 cups bread flour (you can substitute all-purpose flour)
- Dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Combine sugar, salt, eggs, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Mix in flour a cup at a time until smooth.
- Cover with a clean towel and put in a warm place. Let raise until double (about 1½ hours).
- Punch dough down and divide into quarters. Cover remaining quarters with the towel while you work with one quarter at a time.
- Roll each quarter into a 12-inch circle. Cut into 12 wedges. A pizza cutter works well for this.
- Roll each wedge up starting at the wide end. Tuck the point under the roll and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Cover and let rise approximately 1 hour.
- Bake at 400F for approximately 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
- Lightly brush tops with butter while still hot.
- Serve and enjoy!