Homemade Crescent Rolls




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Homemade Crescent Rolls 

I grew up eating these Homemade Crescent Rolls every year on the Holidays. My mom would make them for our Christmas eve party. I remember going to bed excited for all the Christmas festivities to begin while the smell of yeast lingered in the air. Oh how they left such a lovely scent. Even now, to this day, when I smell them baking it takes me back to my childhood slopping every last bit of my mash potatoes and gravy up with one of these delicious homemade crescent rolls.

Forming the Crescents: 

I am going to show you how to shape these Homemade Crescent Rolls. I tend to be more of a visual person myself, sometimes it is just easier to see whats going on no matter how clear the directions are.

Step One: Once the dough is formed and has rose to double its size, cut the dough in half. Use your hands to form each half into a circle then use your rolling pin to continue forming the circle. You should have to circles of dough that looks like this:


Crescent - 1

Step Two: Next use a pizza cutter to make 8 wedges. You will end up with 16 wedges all together, 8 on each circle of dough. It should look like this:

Crescent - 2

Step Three: To form the crescents you want to start with the fat side and gently roll towards the thin side. Once you have rolled all your crescents place them on a slightly greased air bake pan (they work the best so the bottoms don’t burn) and give them a little bend. Cover and allow to rise for 15 minutes. They should look like this:

Crescent - 3





Cheesy Pesto Bread

pesto Cheesy Bread


I am so in love with this bread.. like head over heels, love at first bite sort of love. I made this recipe accidently one-day last while getting ready for work. I had some dough that was thawed and wanted to do something with it quickly before work so it didn’t go to waste. Here is what I came up with… and trust me… it’s good!… Really Good!

Ingredients:

1 frozen loaf of bread (thaw and let rise according to package)

1/2- 1 Tablespoon butter

2-3 tsp. parmesan cheese

2-3 tsp. pesto

1 1/2 – 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese

Marinara for dipping


Directions:

pre-heat oven to 325 degrees

Using a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, roll bread into an oval shape. Spread the top of the dough with butter, then sprinkle 2-3 teaspoons of parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the dough. Next, spread 2-3 teaspoons of pesto over the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the top of the dough with a nice thick layer of Mozzarella cheese, about 1 1/2 to 2 Cups ( Hey! I said it was CHEESY bread 😉 )  Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until bread is done and cheese is slightly browned around edges.

  • If the cheese starts to get too brown cover the bread with a piece of foil that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. The cooking spray will keep the cheese from sticking to the foil. I don’t need to use the foil in my oven but, for some reason, I need to use the foil when I make it in my mom’s oven.

*   Here’s what the dough should look like rolled out.

dough

Spiced Zucchini Bread


spiced Zucchini bread

My mom has made this spiced zucchini bread for years. We know that this recipe came from a neighbor who found it in an old church cookbook. Other than that we really have no idea who’s recipe this is. Regardless who came up with the recipe it is delicious and deserves some attention.

* Please note this recipe makes 2 loaf pans of Zucchini Bread

Spiced Zucchini Bread

Ingredients:

3 Cups Flour

2 Cups sugar

2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Baking powder

2/3 Cup oil

3 eggs

2 Cups Zucchini (shredded, DO NOT DRAIN)

* 2 WELL greased loaf pans are needed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a  large mixing bowl add all the above ingredients. Use a hand mixer to blend all the ingredients together. If the zucchini gets tangled around the beaters, you may have to turn them off and untangle it. Once everything is well mixed, evenly pour the batter between the 2 well-greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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