Crescent rolls are a processed food that I haven’t had in forever but miss. I don’t know why I never thought to make them. This is the easiest recipe, the flour is soaked, and they rise beautifully. They are way lower in sugar, sodium, butter, and no chemicals, additives, or flavorings. It makes 24 rolls which is perfect to make for a gathering and will be a must at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Like all baked goods without dough conditioners and preservatives, these are best the day they are baked and amazing straight out of the oven.
makes 24 large rolls
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup milk
2 Tbs sugar (or more honey is wanting completely cane sugar free)
2 Tbs honey
5 Tbs butter
3 Tbs kefir or buttermilk
4 cups flour (all whole wheat pastry or half white half whole wheat)
1 tsp salt
Heat milk until hot. Add butter. Let cool until warm to the touch. Add yeast and let sit for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients to kitchen aid mixer with yeast/milk/butter. After combined, knead with dough hook for 5-10 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap.
Let it sit overnight.
cut dough in half. Roll each half into a 15 inch circle. Slice each circle into 12 pie pieces. Roll up starting from outer edge of pie piece.
Place on baking sheets. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until ready to bake (at least a few hours).
Bake at 375 F for 12-15 minutes.
fat: 3.2 g
sodium: 127 mg (5%)
carbohydrates: 19 g
dietary fiber: 1 g
sugars: 3 g
protein: 1 g