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Recipe for family meals :

Butter Crescents
This recipe comes from Recipes in The Mail and was submitted by Rita Fay.


1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110ºF / 45ºC)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten

  • Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in the butter, sugar and salt. Let cool until lukewarm. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine milk and yeast mixtures. Stir in egg. Beat in flour 1 cup at a time until dough pulls together. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into rounds. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Using a floured rolling pin, roll each dough half into a 12 inch circle. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Roll each wedge up towards the point. Bend ends inward to form crescents and place point side down on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
  • Brush rolls with beaten egg and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Makes 12 rolls