How to Make Homemade Crescent Rolls. Making homemade crescent rolls takes a little time but it's easy and the results will melt in your mouth. Just follow these steps.
Mix the yeast into small amount of very warm water to dissolve and set aside. Water must be hot, but not boiling.
Whisk 2 eggs in a very large bowl until mixed well.
Pour 1 cup warm water and dissolved yeast into the large bowl with the eggs and mix.
Stir in 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup vegetable oil. Mix well.
Combine 1 tsp. salt and 4 cups unsifted all purpose flour in a separate bowl.
Add the flour and salt, a little at a time, to the liquid mixture to form a dough. When the dough becomes too thick to stir, knead the dough thoroughly.
Cover bowl with cheesecloth or soft towel and let stand 8 hours or overnight in a warm kitchen. When the dough has doubled in size, divide it into 3 parts.
Roll out dough one part at a time, as if making a pie crust. Cut each part into 8 sections using a serrated edge knife.
Roll each piece into a crescent, starting on the wide side and rolling toward the point. Place each crescent roll on a greased cookie sheet and cover with cheesecloth or soft cloth that won't stick to the dough. Let the crescent rolls rise for 6 hours or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and bake crescent rolls for 10 to 12 minutes. Use a timer. You don't want to burn them.