Can you guys tell that I’m carbo-loading for my first half marathon on Sunday? First mac & cheese, then the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever taste and now these buttery crescent rolls. Carbs heaven, I tell you. Don’t you worry though: there are lots of diabetic-friendly recipes on its way!
Normally, I ‘m not the biggest fan of pasta, rice or potatoes… so it’s been hard for me to get my carbs on for the race. In other words, I’ve been eating baguettes and dinner rolls like it’s my job for the past two weeks, duh. Which is great when these crescent rolls are involved…
Oh man, these crescent rolls. If only words could tell how awesome these are. Fluffy, soft, cloudy, brown-buttery and slightly sweet, these are the perfect thing to munch on all the day long. They’d also make a perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table, I think. While I personally don’t celebrate Thanksgiving as I’m not American, I’m not one to pass on the food. Dinner rolls, turkey and cranberries… do you think I’m missing all of that??
Back to these rolls, these are the easiest recipe that I’ve ever tried. And I know they might look hard to make, but they aren’t complicated in the slightest. The dough comes together in seconds by hand, and since it’s super soft, there isn’t much kneading involved, so it’s perfect for begginers. And these rolls come out perfect every single time; I’ve baked a lot of (ahem flawless) batches and there’s no way you can ruin them!
Buttery as they are, there isn’t that much butter in the whole dough, yet somehow these turn out super fluffy and pillowy. And they keep fresh and soft for days! I haven’t tried to freeze them yet, but I’m pretty sure that it would work as well.
And don’t get me started on their flavor. You know they gotta be wonderful if there’s brown butter involved… and they surely are! They’re better than plain butter dinner rolls, in my opinion, because brown butter adds a lovely nuttiness and depth of flavor that is hard to beat. And, that makes the flavor more complex, hence you need a smaller amount of butter to get that charasterictic flavor *win!*
So, I hope I have convinced you to try these, because I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite recipes in the blog, along with this Brown Butter Greek Yogurt Cake (aka my favorite baked good ever!) and this Brown Butter Apple Kuchen. Can you tell I love brown butter? Oh, and I adore these Vanilla Malt Cookies too, but they’d be even better if I had browned the butter before…
I kind of should stop thinking about all those sweets because I’ve given up refined sugars for the two weeks previous to the marathon. And I’m missing cake. And cheesecake. And cookies. Heck, I’m eager to cross the finish line and stuff my face with muffins he he HE.
Have you ever run a long race? Do you enjoy carbo-loading? Or do you think you’d enjoy it?
I myself am so nervous and excited at the same time about mine. Please wish me luck and the strenght to make it
trough Sunday without eating any cookie to the finish line!