My friend Annaka posted this recipe for crescent rolls on her blog a month or two ago. I immediately tried them and discovered that not only are they super yummy, but they are really quite easy to make.
Mix together 1/2 cup warm water, 1 Tbsp sugar, and 2 Tbsp yeast in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a pot, bring one cup of milk just to a boil. Take it off the heat and add in 4 Tbsp butter. Let the butter melt in the milk.
To your yeast mixture, add in 2 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt (I add in an extra 1/2 tsp of salt) and the milk/butter mixture. Mix together. Add in 3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour. If you are live in a high altitude, you might need to add some additional flour.
Once you have a good dough formed, let it rise until doubled in size (an hour or so). Punch down dough, divide in half, and roll out half on a floured surface into a circle. Pour two Tbsp of butter over dough, then slice it like a pizza, forming 12 slices. Starting at the fat end, roll each triangle up and place it on a greased baking sheet. Do the same with the other half of the dough.
Let the rolls rise for about 15 minutes, then bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned. Makes 2 dozen crescent rolls.
By the way, today I'm hosting a recipe for Grape Chicken Salad over at Lollychops's blog! Go check it out. Her blog is so craft and fun...I'm afraid you won't ever leave. She has so many fun ideas. Anyway, if you try the salad, it tastes really great with these crescent rolls!