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Crescent rolls

Homemade Crescent Rolls - Best and Easy 

Buttery, flaky, light and fluffy homemade crescent rolls made from scratch with simple ingredients and in few easy steps. Easy dinner rolls recipe for holidays or any occasion.
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Course: breads
Cuisine: American, continental
Keyword: baking, baking bread, bread, bread roll, crescent rolls, cresents
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Dough Proofing Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • oven
  • Mixing bowl
  • dough scraper


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon instant yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup whole milk warm


  • First of all, activate the yeast. In a bowl add yeast and warm water along with the sugar.
  • Allow the yeast to proof for 5 minutes till it is all bubbly.
  • To prepare the wet mix together Lukewarm milk, egg, salt and melted butter. Make sure to bring it to room temperature after melting it.
  • For preparing crescent roll dough, in a big mixing bowl add all-purpose flour and add wet mix along with activated yeast.
  • Mix the dough ingredients to combine them. At this time dough is quite sticky but this will become perfect in no time. DO not add more flour even if you are tempted to add more.
  • You can easily handle the dough with your hands but if you feel it is too sticky and you have dough scraper you can use that. It makes the task easier.
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and kneed it for a minute or two.
  • Now transfer this dough in a big mixing bowl and cover it with either a damp cloth or cling film. Allow the dough to double in the size which will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Punch the dough to flatten it and transfer on a surface lightly dusted with flour and kneed it by turning and folding.
  • Roll the dough into a round of ⅛ inch thickness. Now cut the round into 4 parts and further cut them into wedges. You will make 12 wedges this way.
  • To shape the presents, now take a wedge and from its wide side start rolling it towards the narrow edge. Bend the shaped roll from both edges inwards to make a crescent moon shape.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and allow these presents for a second rise. Keep them for 30 minutes till they become almost doubled in the size again.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 F or 200C and bake the dinner rolls for 12-13 minutes. Serve warm with butter or store them in a ziplock bag after cooling them.
  • Your buttery, flaky light and fluffy homemade crescent rolls made from scratch are ready to enjoy!



Quality and freshness of yeast is important when baking any bread.
I have used very less amount of sugar if you like your presents sweeter you can add more sugar.
You can make crescent rolls ahead of time and bake them later.
You can freeze the dough for these dinner rolls.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg