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Rye Crescent Rolls

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 2 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Use 1 Package)
  Honey 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Flat beer 1 Cup (16 tbs), warmed to 105°-115°f
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Caraway seeds 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rye flour 1 1⁄8 Cup (18 tbs)
  All-purpose flour/Bread flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon, melted (Use 1/3 Stick)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a cup, dissolve yeast and honey in warm beer
2. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes until frothy.
3. 25 minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 350°F.

MAKING
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine rye flour with salt, oil and caraway seeds
5. Stir yeast starter into flour and mix quickly to bind.
6. Add white flour ½ cup at a time to make dough.
7. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes with back of your palm, adding more flour if required until dough is soft smooth and pliable.
8. Make into a tight ball and place in an oiled bowl, turning it over to grease the surface.
9. Cover bowl with kitchen cloth and leave in a warm place for about 1 ½ hours to ferment until dough has doubled in volume.
10. Punch dough down to knock out air and knead it lightly.
11. Divide into a 3 equal portions and rest for 5 minutes.
12. On a flour dusted surface, roll each portion into a 9-inch circle.
13. Divide the circle into quarters and then each quarter into half, to get 8 equal triangles.
14. Roll each triangle, starting from curved edge to the tip to make a crescent shape.
15. Arrange on cookie sheets, 2-inch apart.
16. Cover crescents loosely with cloth and set in warm area (near the preheating oven) to prove for another 45 minutes until risen.

FINALIZING
17. Glaze crescent rolls with melted butter.
18. Bake them in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden.
19. Remove, slide on to a rack and let cool slightly.

SERVING
20. Pile into a bread basket and serve for breakfast of along with soups if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Rye
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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