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Homemade Buttery Crescents


  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup butter softened or melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  1. Mix together the yeast, the warm water, and 1 t. sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix together all the other ingredients besides 2 cups flour.
  3. Add in the yeast mixture and stir well. It will be a very soupy dough.
  4. 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.
  5. Then put the dough in a warm place and cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  6. 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.
  7. Cut it into 12 pieces, just like a pizza! I even used the pizza cutter to make the slices.
  8. Roll up each piece from the big end to the little end.
  9. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 350F for about 11 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. After they come out of the oven you can spread a little butter on top each of them. Yummy!