Holiday Crescent Rolls

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It can be hard to say whether a Holiday Crescent Rolls recipe makes it a holiday or whether the rolls recipe is for the holidays. Either way, of course, a rolls recipe is always delicious and perfect whether you make them for the holidays or not. This recipe is quite easy, in large part because ingredients have become so good that are used to make breads such as this holiday crescent rolls recipe. Do not confuse crescent rolls with croissants. They are not at all the same thing, except of course, that they are both types of breads. But crescent rolls are fundamentally just a bread recipe whereas croissants are a sophisticated viennoisserie. Viennoisseries are a bread that has been made with potentially more than one thousand layers (yes, one thousand) of butter and dough to create a fantastically rich and buttery, not to mention, fabulously flaky, dough.

This holiday crescent rolls recipe is somewhat enriched in order to create a more tender and rich bread. So this recipe adds loads of butter, milk and eggs. Each of these ingredients makes the bread richer, more moist, enhances it flavor and makes the roll tear with more springiness and bite in the texture. These ingredients also make the rise more challenging, as the yeast has to work harder to get ingredients such as butter, milk and eggs to rise than just flour and water (with a little sugar tossed in for good measure). Salt is especially anathema to allow yeast to rise well. So in most recipes for bread you are cautioned against adding the salt at the same time as the yeast. Often, in fact, you will find the salt is the final ingredient to be added in to the flour recipe.

Today’s contemporary forms of yeast and flour are much better at helping a cook to make successful bread, rolls and other flour based goods than when yeasts were more finicky and flour was not nearly as well ground, or when grains were not modified to have more proteins which help the rise. Today, though, with the sophisticated methods that we have to grow wheat and other grains, making bread and other foods from contemporary grain products has become much easier and more successful, especially since grinding and packaging and preserving are so much more sophisticated and improved.

In any case, this is a standard bread recipe to produce these holiday rolls that are enriched with eggs, milk and butter, to produce a sweet and tender, moist and yummy crescent roll that you can make any day of the week. Nothing says home as much as the smell of fresh bread rising and then baking in the oven. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts for: Holiday Crescent Rolls From Jamie Cooks It Up
Ingredients: Milk, water, yeast, salt, sugar, butter, eggs, flour, butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 48 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 147, Calories from Fat 41, Total Fat 4.6g 7%, Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%, Cholesterol 21mg 7%, Sodium 184mg 8%, Potassium 49mg 1%, Carbohydrates 22.7g 8%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 2.6g, Protein 3.6g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 7%

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