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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Martha's Elves and Vicki's Rolls

Good morning everyone
I've been working on a silly Christmas craft from Martha Stewart. You can find in the instructions in her Dec. magazine and also online if you are crazy as me and want to hand sew inch long elf shoes.

The first 3 finished elves.

I cut out enough hats, shoes, scarves and mittens for 12 more elves. I put them on a cookie sheet so I can hold them all on my lap and do hand work while I watch TV with Jeff in the evening.

I know Vicki in Utah from a homemaking list on YahooGroups.com. She does not have a blog so I can't link to her site.
Last week, she shared a freezer crescent roll recipe. The rolls are frozen before baking, then when you need some rolls, you just thaw out however many you need, let them thaw and rise for 4 hours and bake.

my first batch freezing on trays

all bagged up and ready for future meals.

This is what Vicki wrote-----
Here is my Freezer Crescent Roll recipe. It turns out great, I get asked to bring these to nearly any potluck function I go to. I have never know this recipe to fail for anyone I have given it to.
Someone on another list was asking for a roll recipe that could be frozen ahead and baked Thanksgiving day, so I sent my Freezer Crescent Roll recipe. Although it is not aimed at being a bread machine recipe, if you cut it in half, it works in a bread machine to mix it up and then roll them out and bake them. They are perfect for Thanksgiving if you freeze them ahead, because you can just pull them out of the freezer 3-4 hours before you plan to eat, let them raise, and bake them. They are my kids' favorite rolls.

Freezer Crescent Rolls
2 c. warm water
2/3 c. dry milk
1/2 c. instant potato flakes (potato pearls work if you make sure they dissolve)
1/2 c. butter or margarine (i use 1/4 c.)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. yeast
2 eggs
4-5 c. flour (from Rhonda - I needed more flour, probably 6 cups)
Mix ingredients, knead about 8 minutes. Let rise one time, about 1 hour. Punch down. Divide in 2 or 3 pieces (depending on how large you want your rolls; I usually do 3 pieces). Roll each piece into a 12-16" circle. Brush with melted margarine. Cut each circle into 12-18 pie shaped pieces. (I cut my 3 circles into 16 pieces each). Starting with the wide end, roll each piece up, tucking point underneath. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Transfer to plastic bags when frozen hard. To bake, remove from freezer 3-4 hours before baking. Let rise. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 min. or until golden brown. Makes 24-36 rolls.

"Peace can be possible in any situation, but we cannot produce it on demand. It is a fruit of the Spirit."
From Beth Moore / Praying God's Work Day By Day, December 1st entry.


  1. Thanks for sharing the crescent rolls recipe! The elves are cute. :)

  2. Elves are cute! Years ago I use to make crescent rolls and freeze them, should do that again. Always nice to able to grab a few home rolls to bake.

  3. The elves are adorable! I love the idea of making lots of crescent rolls at once and freezing them. I will be using the bread machine, too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love, love, love the elves! How cute!! One of these days, I am going to try homemade bread using yeast. I can never get my yeast to rise.

  5. So glad you liked the roll recipe! I'm impressed at how neat and organized your freezer is. And the elves are cute.
    Vicki in UT

  6. Nothing silly about elves at all. And I should know since I am one myself. :-)

    Hugs ~
    Heidi (aka Miss Pickles the Elf)

  7. These would be perfect for Christmas dinner or for Sunday dinners!

  8. The elves are so cute and the crescent rolls look yum-yum. Mama

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