Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Munchies {Cloud Light Crescents}

Oh Monday. How sad I am to see the weekend go, but how happy I am for Monday, because that means in just 5 days the weekend will be back again! On Saturday we were invited to a BBQ at one of my husband's classmate's homes. Being sweet hosts, they said we didn't need to bring anything. However, we don't 'roll' like I whipped out some of my Cloud Like Crescents and brought them along. 

Are you scared of bread? Do those little packets of yeast just freak you out? They did for me for a very long time, until the woman that gave this recipe to me gave me a "Bread 101" crash course many moons ago and I'll never be scared again. Bring it on yeast! I will own you! ;)

Anyway, I will share the recipe for my rolls today, and I really encourage you to try these out. Your dinner guests/kids/neighbors/etc. will be oh so glad that you did!

FIRST THINGS FIRST. Get your bowl WARM by putting some hot water in it for a few minutes or running it under the faucet for a sec. This takes the chill off of your cold metal mixing bowl and makes a safe place for your yeast.

Okay, on to cloud light crescent awesomeness!

The ingredients are as follows:

2pkg of yeast (or 2 Tablespoons)
1 1/4 cup warm water (should feel like bath water)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup oil
3 well beaten eggs
2 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups flour

Here wee goooooooooo!

Take your WARM bowl and dump out any water that might be inside before you start. Pour 1/4 cup of your water (should feel like an almost hot bath) into your bowl and pour your yeast in. Give it a light stir and let it sit until it has dissolved. This takes about 5 minutes and you might see some bubbling. Give it another stir and add your sugar and oil, the remaining 1 cup of water, beaten eggs, salt, then finally your flour. Slap on the dough hook and mix it all up for a couple minutes, no real time is the right time, you just want to make sure everything is incorporated. A couple scrape downs with a spatula never hurt anything either. Sometimes the dough hook doesn't get it all and you need to help it out. WARNING: This dough is STICKY. And that's okay, we need it to be to get the "cloud-light effect."

Next, cover your bowl with a dish towel and place in a warm place to let rise. My favorite place is our hot and humid garage. It needs to double in size, so before you cover estimate what doubling in size would look like so you have a gauge to measure against. Mine takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to double. Just enough time to drop off Aiden at a birthday party and run to the grocery store for a few things..

Once your dough is doubled in size, bring it in and generously flour a surface to roll out your dough. I do this is THREE batches. Take approximately a THIRD of your dough and roll out into a big circle about 1/4" thick. This is STICKY remember, so the floured surface and rolling pin is crucial. NOT intimidating you scaredy breads, just be confident and do it. :) After your "pizza" is rolled out, take a pizza cutter and cut circle into 12 triangles..

Then roll up your rolls starting at the widest part and place on your baking sheets with the tip down against the sheet to prevent all of your hard work and fretting from coming undone...

Do this for the other 2 thirds of your dough and lightly cover your baking sheets with dish towels and let these rolls rise to double. Notice how mine are not perfect in size and shape, that is what I LOVE about these, they are perfect in their imperfection. This takes about another hour or so. Just enough time to pick up Aiden from said party and hit up Sonic for a diet cherry coke zero. You know you want one. OMG I'm obsessed, and Sonic is less than a mile away. Reason 7683653 why I love living where I do :) 

AN-eeee-WAYS, once your rolls look like they have about doubled in size preheat your oven to 375 and bake these babies for about 10 minutes. WATCH them at about 8 minutes, once they start to brown they go quick. Let them cool in a cooling rack and get ready to have all the kids at your BBQ beg you to please make these every time you come over. Totally good for the baking ego, just sayin' :) All 36 rolls were gone in about 10 minutes. 

Enjoy! I really hope you take these on. You won't be sorry I PROMISE!!  

Happy munching!


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  1. Oh man - I am such a sucker for a good homemade roll and I am always up for trying a new recipe. I will have to try out your recipe next!

  2. Good homemade rolls are my weakness! Looks so yummy! I will sure try this one. Calling from creative bloggers party...hope to see you on my blog:)

  3. Super Cute blog!! :) I am your newest follower! I will definitely be keeping an eye on your blog to learn new things!! If you would like to take a look at my blog that would be wonderful and follow me back! Look out for some giveaways also like mineral make-up. I am new to this but excited to share ideas on yummy food!

  4. Yum! Come and join our link party:

  5. I am going to make them, they look great. I'd love for you to share them at my link party. Yummy!

  6. Saw this recipe and had to immediately try it. My bowl of goo is rising right now. Looking forward to dinner!

  7. I just shared them at The 36th Avenue FB Page... They look sooooooooo good. Thank you for sharing them at my link party ;)

  8. Those sound amazing, I will have to try them!
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. I would love for you to link these up to my linky party that runs Friday evening through Sunday night. You can find the button for the party at

    Our last party, the first ever, had over 300 links so this week there will be a special give away just for linkers, hope to see you soon.

  10. These look so good! I love me some bread!

  11. I am making these now, I just rolled them into crescents... anyone who wants to try these, LISTEN TO HER ADVICE ABOUT FLOURING. I floured much more than I would have with other recipes, and I think I still needed more. These smell awesome already, I can't wait for dinner!

  12. Love it, thanks! Following you.
    x Marnie

  13. Oh these look so lovely. They remind me of the soft sweet rolls at Japanese bakeries. Have printed off the recipe and can't wait to try them!

  14. I just want to let you know that I featured your crescents on my blog today... Come to see and button up. Thank you so much for sharing it ;)

  15. Love me some crescents but I would never eat those doughboy ones! I will run this through the dough cycle on my bread machine and let u know how they turn out.

  16. Saw this on pinterest! They look so yummy! My kids love the canned cresent rolls with cheese & pepperoni rolledin you think I could use this recipe instead?


  17. Hi Lauren, I reproduced your recipe on my blog, giving the link to your blog. Please let me know if it fine or not.