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Frozen Crescent Rolls

"I've made lots of homemade bread, but this recipe is my favorite - and my family's favorite, too! I usually triple the recipe and make a batch of dough ahead for holidays. I use this recipe to make cinnamon rolls, too."
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45 m servings
Original recipe yields 64 servings

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  1. Heat milk to 110 degrees F-115 degrees F. Add yeast; stir until dissolved. In large mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening and salt. Add eggs; mix well. Add half the flour; then add milk mixture, mixing until flour is moistened. Add remaining flour by hand. Turn out dough onto floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl; cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Divide dough into 4 parts. Roll each into a circle and brush with melted butter. Cut each circle into 16 pie-shaped pieces. Roll each piece into a crescent, starting at wide end. Place on baking sheet and freeze immediately.
  2. When frozen, place in plastic freezer bags and seal. Store in freezer until for up to 4 weeks. To bake, place on greased baking sheet and cover; let rise until doubled, about 3-4 hours. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.


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My new favorite roll recipe. I doubled the salt and was glad I did. Good rolls are made from notoriously sticky dough, and these rolls are no exception. Don't add extra flour if you want nice so...

I served these rolls for Christmas and they were wonderful...tasty and convenient. I like that they are made ahead of time and then set out the day of to rise and bake. How great is that? I al...

amazing!! my family can't get enough of them. very well done, but if you decide to freeze them, make sure you let them rise and then poke the air out of them. they get a little odd-textured if...

Made these 6 times, put it in the bread machine for the 1 hr 50 min; dough cycle, rolled out as crescent, let them raise for 4 hr; then cooked, also popped them with a toothpick and froze. Took ...

Very tasty. Thawed well and baked up golden and yeasty. The kids gobbled them up in a flash. Love the fact that you make a bunch and keep them in the freezer for that homemade taste. Infinitely ...

I had high hopes when I was making this recipe, but WOW! I impressed myself! The dough is sticky, but if you keep kneeding and resist the temptation to add more flour, you will be rewarded. T...

I tried this recipe because I was unable to get the pilsbury crescent rolls and it is awsome

These turned out well, according to exact recipe. Mine needed over 4 hours to double. I did bake them at 350F along with dinner items, which allowed them to raise a bit more before crusting. The...

I now make these rolls for every occassion. Everyone loves them. My son was a cook in the Navy. He said to use warm water instead of milk. Make sure the water is from the tap at a 7:00 angle. ...