Ice Box Crescent Rolls
Low Calorie Recipe
This recipe for Ice Box Crescent Rolls makes basic crescent rolls with a yeast dough. Skim milks cuts down on fat and calories as does reduced fat margarine. These freeze very well.
2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 envelope dry yeast
3 tablespoons warm water, 105 to 115 degrees
1/4 cup reduced fat margarine, melted
1 whole egg
6 cups unbleached flour
In a one-quart saucepan, heat milk almost to the boiling point. Add sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk mixture, margarine, egg, and three cups flour. Mix until smooth.
By hand, stir in remaining flour until well blended. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Dough will be very sticky. Add enough extra flour to make a soft dough. Then, punch down dough and divide into thirds. Roll each third into a twelve-inch circle. Cut each circle into sixteen pie-shaped wedges. Roll each wedge into a crescent shape. Place on prepared baking sheets. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Recipe makes 48 servings
Serving size: 1 crescent
Calories: 68; Fat: 1g; Protein: 2g; Carbohydrate: 14g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 102mg
Calories from Fat: 8 percent