The first few batches just didn't quite do it for me. I've since tweaked the recipe numerous times and finally have it down. These rolls are delicious and so easy once you get the hang of it. They won't taste exactly like the crescent-rolls-in-a-can. They will taste better!
My rolls this time around don't look quite as big and fluffy as usual. My yeast isn't working quite as well as it should and I haven't gotten around to getting a new bag yet.
- 1 T. active dry yeast
- 1/2 c. warm water
- 1 1/2 c. milk
- 1/2 c. butter, softened and cut into chunks
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. mashed potato flakes
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 6 to 6 1/2 c. flour
2. Knead a few times or mix with a dough hook for an additional minute. Cover dough and let rise for 15 minutes.3. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a circle about 1/2 in. thick or a little less. Cut each circle into evenly-sized wedges, about 16-18 each. Roll the wedges of dough from the wide end to the point. Curve ends slightly and place on a cookie sheet. Cover and let rise one hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. (I usually rotate the cookie sheets from top rack to lower rack halfway through so that they get evenly brown on top and bottom.)
The cooked rolls can be frozen and thawed in a few hours on the counter. Or the rolls can be frozen before the second rising.