This is a new recipe I made the other day. They are Czech crescent rolls. They are the lightest, fluffiest rolls I have ever made and it is well worth giving this recipe a try.

Pour 2 cups of water in the bowl of your mixer. Add 4 1/2 teaspoons of rapid rise yeast, 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of sugar and 4 tablespoons of softened butter.

Add about 5 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time.

Knead it until you have a smooth elastic ball.

Let it rise in a greased bowl until it doubles in bulk.

Separate the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece out on a floured surface, brush with melted butter and cut into 16 pie shaped pieces.

Roll from the wide side up into a tight roll. Continue until you run out of dough.

Place on parchment covered cookie sheets.

Brush with an egg yolk that has been mixed with a tablespoon of water.

Top them with poppy seeds, sesame seeds and granulated garlic or leave them plain. Let them rise for about 45 minutes. Bake them at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Let them cool on wire racks.

Then start beating people off. These are so light that you can eat lots of them without feeling full.

I took baskets of these to my neighbors with containers of cream of chicken and rice soup. Teddy is a big fan of these rolls!


Barbara F. said…
These rolls look delicious. Happy New Year to you and your family. xo
Guillaume said…
You do find the most various sources for your recipes. Czech gastronomy? This is so cool.
These Czech crescent rolls have my name on them. Mine will have poppy seed and garlic. LOVE this recipe. LOVE it.
Anonymous said…
Those sound very delicious and look yummy too.
Thank you for the recipe.
Suzanne said…
I have to try this! I bet they would be wonderful dipped in home made chili or soup! Senate Bean Soup maybe? :)
Anonymous said…
I think I've tried these since I once had a check work friend. Very delicious :-)

Have a great day!
Anonymous said…
these would go great with the soup from yesterday!
These look wonderful! I could eat a whole basket. Plus, they are easy enough for me to make.
Marigold said…
Thanks to you, I am now the biggest fan of using parchment paper! :)
Autumnforest said…
Oh, I tell you, on a chilly day, I just want to wrap myself inside of one of those. Looks delish!
Pricilla said…
Lucky Teddy!
They look delicious.
Suzie said…
Teddy, stand in line!! We humans get a taste, too! Homemade crescents! Yippee! Goodbye tube rolls (although daughter is going to have a hard time giving those up. .she doesn't like to cook or bake, and those are her limit).

Did you use salted or unsalted butter, or does it matter?
Anonymous said…
These look absolutely wonderful!