This easy homemade crescent rolls recipe will help you make super soft and fluffy crescent rolls in less than two hours. This quick crescent rolls recipe is amazing.
All-Purpose Flour – 3 cups
Oil – 1/4 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 4 tbsp
Warm Water (Not Hot) – 1 cup
Active Yeast – 1.5 tsp
Milk / Non-Dairy Milk – 4 tbsp
Maple Syrup / Agave Nectar – 2 tsp
Butter / Vegan Butter – 1 tbsp (OPTIONAL)
Crescent Rolls Method:
Prepare the crescent roll dough:
Into a bowl, lets add all-purpose flour, oil, salt, 2 tbsp sugar and mix together.
Add the milk, 2 tbsp sugar, yeast and mix them together.
Let it rest for 5 mins until the yeast is activated.
After 5 mins add the yeast mixture to the dry ingredients and mix them to form a shaggy mass of dough.
Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface and knead the dough until the dough become soft and elastic. Only a well kneaded dough can produce soft and fluffy crescent rolls .
Divide and shape the dough:
Now let’s divide and shape our crescent roll dough.
Once our quick dinner roll dough is ready, roll out the dough into circle of approximately 5-6 mm thick(14 inch diameter).
Divide the circular dough into 4 equal pieces. Then each quadrant into into 3 equal parts.
Take each piece of dough and place it with bottom side up. This gives a nice shape to our crescent rolls.
Now roll each piece of dough from the wider side to form croissant shape.
Cover them with a cling film and now they are ready for the proofing or rising.
Proof the dough:
Let the crescent rolls dough sit in a warm environment for about 60 minutes or until they puff up and get doubled in size.
For the egg wash mix milk / non-dairy milk + maple syrup / Agave Nectar.
After an hour, brush the top of those rolls with an egg wash to make our rolls shiny and golden brown in color when they are baked.
Bake the crescent rolls:
Bake the rolls in a 350 F or 180 C preheated oven for around 20 – 22 minutes.
When baked apply butter. This is optional.
Enjoy your rolls!