When it comes to Thanksgiving, one of my all time favorite things to eat/make are rolls.  I know, call me crazy.  You think I would like to take on something more challenging.  Something that shows of my culinary skills.  But, when it comes to cooking for large amounts of people, I like to take the easy route; and for me, rolls are as simple as they come.  Plus, I have had a long time love affair with carbs.  So, for me, it's a win-win all around.

This year, instead of making your typical, every day, dinner roll, I have decided to whip up a few batches of Lime Crescent Rolls.  Yep, I said lime.  Recently, I have been craving all things citrus and thought these would bring a fun twist to our Thanksgiving Feast.

So, if you too are wanting to shake things up a bit this Thanksgiving, then these are the rolls for you!

Bon Appetit!

Sweet Lime Crescent Rolls

What you do:

Dissolve 3 1/2 tsp of yeast and 1 tsp of granulated sugar in 1/2 cup hot tap water.
Blend together in large mixing bowl:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

2 large eggs, well beaten

1 cup hot tap water

Add yeast mixture and mix 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour.  Remove dough from the bowl and knead in an additional 1/8-1/4 cup of flour (smallest amount possible) to make dough easy to handle.

Divide dough in half and roll each half into two circles.  Lightly spread each circle with butter. 

Make the Lime filling:

In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the zest of two limes (save the juice for glaze.

Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly on each circle and then cut each circle into 12-16 wedges (like cutting a pizza).  Roll up each wedge from the outside edge to tip to form a cresent roll.  Place each roll on a lightly greased cookie sheet and allow dough to rise for 60 minutes.

Bake rolls in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, till lightly browned.  Remove the rolls from the oven and, using a pastry brush, spread the glaze over the top of each roll while they are still warm.

How to make lime glaze:

Blend together 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 TBS of melted butter, 1 tsp of vanilla and the juice of 1 full lime and possibly 1/2 of the second depending on how citrusy you want your glaze to taste.

Allow rolls to completely cool and enjoy!

Loves and Hugs,

1 comment

  1. Those sound REALLY good! I'll definitely be making them!