Sunday, April 15, 2012

Aunt Deana's Crescent Rolls

My family celebrated the life of my Aunt Deana yesterday.
During the service one of my cousin's mentioned her crescent rolls.
Because really, not mentioning them just wouldn't have been right.
I had actually considered making a couple hundred copies of the recipe,
and handing them out at the service.......but didn't.

These rolls were at every family dinner.
They were kept in a top secret place until right before dinner was served.
Once her original, brown, Tupperware container was opened -
they were gone in a flash.
After looking at the recipe,
you will notice they're more like a dessert roll than a dinner roll.
However, in our family, if you waited until dessert to put one on your plate -
well, there wouldn't be any left to put on your plate.

A couple of weeks ago,
as we knew the day was drawing near -
when Aunt Deana would see Jesus face to face,
I attempted to make these gluten free.
Trust me - it wasn't the same.
So please go make some for your family.
I hope you love them as much as we do!

2 cubes margarine
2 c. flour
1 egg yolk
3/4 c. sour milk
(add 3/4 tsp. vinegar to the milk to make it sour)

3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. nuts
1 1/2 t. cinnamon

1/4 c. melted butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 T hot water

Soften margarine, mix in yolk, add flour and milk alternately. Chill dough several hours. Roll 1/2 of the dough into a 12" circle. Cut into 12 wedges. (like a pie - a pizza cutter works great). Sprinkle with 1/2 of the filling picture. Roll pieces from the biggest side into the inner circle. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375. 20-30 minutes. Cool completely and glaze.