Homemade Crescents

by Merissa on December 27, 2010

in Make Your Own, Recipes

I've been craving a nice light fluffy crescent. It would be so easy to just buy the little tube at the store and plop them in the oven but have you looked at what's in those things? Scary! So here is a yummy easy recipe for buttery crescents. Enjoy!

What you need:

  • 1 T. yeast
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1/2 c. warm milk
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened or melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. sugar (or sugar alternative)
Picture of the ingredients. Like I've mentioned before we try not to eat much sugar so in bread recipes I use More Fiber which comes from the stevia plant.
Mix together the yeast, the warm water, and 1 t. sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Mix together all the other ingredients besides 2 cups flour. Add in the the yeast mixture and stir well. It will be a very soupy dough.
Add the last 2 cups of flour and knead. If you are kneading by hand, knead for about 6-8 minutes, if you are kneading in a mixer, knead for 4-5 minutes. Then put the dough in a water place and cover and let rise for 1 hour.
When the dough is done, break it into 2 halves and roll each half into a circle. Make it about a big as a pizza.
Cut it into 12 pieces, just like a pizza! I even used the pizza cutter to make the slices.
Roll up each piece from the big end to the little end.
Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for about 11 minutes or until slightly browned.
After the came out of the oven you can spread a little butter on top each of them. Yummy!
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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cindy Baird January 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I made these last night, oh so YUMMY. We love them. Thank you for the GREAT recipe.


2 Rachel Salinardi January 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

These look great (especially with the cheesy chicken). Can you substitute the white flour with whole wheat flour? Also, do you have a whole wheat flour BREAD recipe that is good? I hate buying bread at the store and it be filled with so many questionable ingredients, but every recipe I try comes out bad.
Thanks for all you do,


3 Merissa January 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

You can make this recipe and substitute half of the white flour for wheat flour: http://www.littlehouseliving.com/basic-white-bread.html


4 Shannon September 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Okay these sound amazing, quick question though: it says 1/2butter would that be tsp, TBSP cup? Sorry should be obvious but I have never done much baking, and am trying to do a baking day! I think I have spent most of the day on and off going through your amazing blog! Thanks so much.


5 Shannon September 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

It probably means 1/2 a stick huh? 😉 Sorry


6 Merissa September 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

It’s 1/2 stick, yes.


7 h2olovngrl November 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm

It says a half cup of butter now which is a whole stick. I hope that was right, because I just finished and put my dough out to rise now… Also, it says to put the rising dough in a “water place” does that mean a “warm” place? Thanks a bunch. Glad I found your blog. It is very appealing.


8 Merissa November 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Yes, warm place.

9 LeAnne Bird November 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

These are the best! I’ve been making them since the first time you posted the recipe!


10 Bobbi November 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Delicious!& simple thank you


11 Abigail January 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm

I was wondering if you could freeze these. If you could would I bake them then freeze them?


12 Merissa January 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Yes, I would bake and then freeze. I’m sure they would be just fine!


13 Abigail January 31, 2013 at 4:09 pm



14 Cheryl November 2, 2013 at 11:26 am

I tried to post this as a link on my Facebook page and it keeps telling me I can’t because of some privacy setting. Is this a mistake, and how can I fix it? I wasn’t stealing the recipe, but linking back to your page with the original. Help!


15 Merissa November 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Hmm, I have no idea. Everything should be set up to share here, maybe something in your Facebook profile doesn’t allow you to share links? I’m not sure, Facebook changes too often!


16 h2olovngrl December 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

These came out amazing!!! I used a whole stick of butter and I let them rise a little more after I made them into crescents. OH SO GOOD!!! Thank you!


17 Alexandra January 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Can you do these with gluten free flour?


18 Merissa January 9, 2014 at 6:44 am

I haven’t tried it yet but if you do let us know how it goes.


19 Angel June 29, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Wow! This will be a go-to recipe from here on! I am done with “the tube” kind! I really impressed the family tonight, the rolls tasted as good as they looked. Thanks!


20 Helda November 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Hi I’d like to make these in the bread machine. Have you ever made these in the bread Machine? I am wondering about the need to reduce liquid or flour. And I’m assuming it would use the regular dough feature. Thanks for this great recipe. Recently found your blog and I’m loving it.


21 Merissa November 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I haven’t tried these in the bread machine so I’m not totally sure. I think I would try the recipe as is and if it seems like it’s too dry when the bread machine is kneading you could add in a bit of extra water.


22 brianne December 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Have you made these gluten free? if so what did you do to substitute?


23 Merissa December 20, 2014 at 9:11 am

I have not tried this recipe gluten free yet.


24 debbie January 7, 2015 at 2:09 pm

I made your cream cheese danish today and it is out of this world good! I love just sitting for hours and getting your recipes and ideas from your blog. Im on it every day! Love,love,love it! Thank you for sharing everything.I keep going back to you for other ideas as well as recipes. Awesome! God bless you and your family


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