Bake up a basket of these homemade Vanilla Honey Butter Crescent Rolls made from scratch for your next family dinner or for the holidays.
Depending on how long you’ve been reading my blog, you may or may not know that I cook dinner by myself every night. That’s where the inspiration for a lot of my small scale recipes comes from because I only have one mouth to feed. However once in awhile, I do cook for others. Sometimes on the weekends I end up cooking for my parents and brother, which gives me the opportunity to make a full meal complete with side dishes because I know it’ll all be eaten. This includes recipes like fresh bread where leftovers don’t taste as great the next day. Most of the time I’ll make it from scratch because I love how therapeutic kneading dough is, although once in awhile if we are out all day before dinner, I’ll pick up a fresh loaf from a local bakery (in those cases I’ll at least make some herb butter to go with it). Usually I make my honey butter dinner rolls to go with soup or pasta as it’s a family favorite, but with the holidays coming up, I decided to dress them up and make Vanilla Honey Butter Crescent Rolls. After all, you can’t have a holiday meal without a side of bread.
You’re probably familiar with crescent rolls from a can where you pop it open, roll up the dough, and bake. These crescent rolls are just like that but made from scratch and taste 1000 times better because they are fresh and made with love. As if that wasn’t enough, I slathered them with vanilla honey butter on top complete with specks of vanilla bean. Imagine serving a warm basket of these soft and fluffy crescent rolls with a touch of sweetness on top. You’ll never buy canned dough again.
When you think vanilla, did you instantly think of dessert? If you haven’t tried vanilla in savory dishes yet, you’re missing out because vanilla can lend itself very well when balancing other flavors. In my crescent rolls, I used Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract and vanilla beans, which have a sweet, creamy flavor with velvety after-tones, making it ideal as an all-purpose vanilla. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out this vanilla pairing chart for more ideas on how to use vanilla in savory cooking.
Turning the dough into crescent rolls may seem fancy, but I promise you it’s not. Roll the dough into a circle, cut the circle into triangles, then roll up the triangles. The hardest part for me was not having enough counter space to roll out the dough, so I used a wooden board on my kitchen table. Seriously, who designs a kitchen with a counter that’s not very big? Remind me to put larger counters on my wish list next time I move.
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Vanilla Honey Butter
Vanilla Honey Butter
Source: Crescent roll dough adapted from Taste Of Home Fall Baking
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