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sourdough crescent rolls

You find me typing with the Smallest Short Person asleep on my chest.  It reminds me of doing differential equation homework with his momma on my chest.  Different but very much the same.  It is a nice same.

I have been told recently that I need to make Danica Soup.  It is a simple beef soup that I realized I have not written the recipe down for.  It is on the list!  (sigh, does anyone else have the issue of forgetting what they wish to write about?)  When the Tall Short Person was small, I used to serve her Danica Soup and croissants.  They were just frozen croissants that I baked.  I did not wish to do that anymore and I have not been very happy with croissant recipes.  I tweaked a crescent recipe by crossing it with a Parker House roll recipe and using a sourdough starter as the yeast.  I was told "you have to make these for ME more often" by the Tall Short Person.  That got a laugh!

Crescent Rolls

Sourdough starter

1 cup flour

3/4 cup water

1 cup hempmilk

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon salt

4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup butter, softened

Eight hours or the night before, refresh you starter with the 1 cup flour and 3/4 cup water in a large bowl.  Let it sit until very bubbly.

Once bubbly, remove about two tablespoons of the starter and put it in the refrigerator for next time.  To the starter left in the bowl, add the hempmilk, sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and egg.  Mix well.  Mix in the salt.  Mix in enough flour to make a very stiff dough.  Turn out on a floured surface and knead until smooth.  Cover and let rise until double.

When double, divide into halves, thirds, or fourths.  This will control the size of your rolls.  The more divisions, the smaller the roll size.  Take one of the portions and roll out into a circle.  Spread with softened butter. Cut into 8 triangles.  Roll up from the long end to the point.

Put on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat.  Do this with the rest of the dough.   Let rise for about an hour, covered.

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

This are very good with Danica Soup.  And they keep disappearing out of my kitchen so I know they are very good by themselves.  I thought I might have one with me tea for breakfast but it is not looking that way.  It is a good thing for full bellies tonight.

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