Crescent Dinner Rolls
Yield: 2 dozen rolls
Prep Time: 40 min + rising
Cook Time: 10 min
One .25-ounce package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°F.)
1 tablespoon + 1/2 cup granulated white sugar, divided
3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°F.)
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the milk, eggs butter, salt and remaining sugar. Stir in enough flour to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
2. Punch dough down. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each into a 12-inch circle; cut each circle into eight wedges. Brush with melted butter; roll up wedges from the wide end and place, pointed end down, 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
3. Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.
*If you're searching for a warm place to let your dough rise, turn on your oven to 400 degrees for 1 minute and turn the light on. Turn it off after one minute, keep the light on, and place your bowl of dough in the slightly warmed oven. The light will help keep it warm enough to rise.
Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Taste of Home)