One-Pot 45 Minute Coq au Vin with Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes.
You know what I really need to learn?
**Heads up, there are a ton of step-by-step shots in the post, if you just want the recipe scroll down through them .
I really need to learn to write thoughts down the second they come into my head, because no matter how much I think I can remember something, I can’t. This is the case today. See, earlier I had this great idea about what to tell you guys all about in today’s post, but at this very moment I have not a clue what it was thinking. I know that seems totally crazy, but I just can’t remember. This happens to me all the time. I try to write everything down, but there are times when I don’t have paper + pencil, or my phone, or my computer and then I just think, oh, I can remember it. UGH.
Also, because I try to write all my thoughts down, I have random sticky notes all over my office with random ideas (CRAZY PERSON). I think my brain thinks too much, sometimes I wish it had a shut off switch.
Sooo, it’s time we talk about these easy extra flaky homemade crescent rolls.
Cause you know, extra flaky is the best.
When they’re extra flaky, that means extra buttery, a combo that can never be beat.
In my family? Well, we all love our rolls. In my opinion, you can’t do Thanksgiving (or Christmas) without really, really good rolls. Obsessed much? Definitely.
There are a lot of foods that I have always wanted make. I have this list running in my head (that I should really write down because my head is too full of lists as it is) of classic foods that I want to cook/bake. It may seem odd that I have a list of classic foods, since all I tend to do around here is twist the classics into something totally new. But to be totally honest, I think the classics will always be the best. They’re timeless you know? Plus, typically they are simple, full of flavor, and pretty straight forward. And ok, they are mostly all comfort, cozy foods… which you all know I adore.
Last year, I decided to be all crazy and make Croissants. Not sure what the heck I was thinking at the time because wow, those things are a labor of love, BUT it was still worth the effort. AND believe it or not I actually make them regularly now. After the first couple of times, you get the hang of things and now it’s a simple recipe for me to do. We LOVE um. Like I make them for every special occasion and yeah, that does include out twenty + Christmas clan too. You can all call me insane now, I totally am.
But really though, if you have a little time you should try making these Croissants for one of your holiday gatherings. The best.
For this Thanksgiving though, I really wanted to try Crescent Rolls. Way back when I was still in middle school and my family was still living in Ohio, my mom would occasionally buy Pillsbury Crescent rolls for Sunday dinner or her Thanksgiving gathering. They where always the best. I mean, they came from everyone’s favorite dough boy so what do you expect? Always good.
My goal for these rolls was to create a “copy cat” of the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, but to also keep the recipe easy so that everyone can actually make them, and make them with success. I mean, no one wants any failures on Thanksgiving.
That is the worst.
I was actually really surprised at how easy it was to “easify” these crescents rolls. The process of making them is actually very similar to making croissants, but easier and much quicker, using only a few simple steps.
You are still going to have to roll the dough out five different times… which yes, I know, sounds horrible. Sorry, but you need to do this to create those classic flaky layers. I promise, it’s not that hard. You can make these in just a couple of hours AND this dough is super easy to work with. Meaning it is one of those doughs that isn’t hard to roll out. Yes!
Oh, and then, I made some butter.
Well, I didn’t make butter. Like churn it and all that, but I made cranberry toasted coconut butter (winning combo, guys!) to slather all over these rolls.
Really though, can’t you see just how good these are? All warm and buttery and perfect.
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Sorry Pillsbury dough boy, but you ain’t got nothin’ on that. Nothin’.
I am not a baker. When I make baked goods from scratch, it’s always a craps shoot as to how it’s going to turn out. These were INCREDIBLE! The best things I’ve ever baked. Hit of thanksgiving dinner. Hardest part was having the patience to wait (oh, and rolling out the dough after you freeze it a bit too long, but need them done by a certain time so you can’t wait for it to soften – don’t make my mistake ha!).
Thank you so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was a winner! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx
I am confused about the spread of the butter: only the first time? Or each time you fold the dough? Becuase I read: Erika
November 25, 2020 at 1:59 PM
Do you only butter the rolls once with the first fold??
November 27, 2020 at 11:51 AM
Yes, that is correct. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan and later on this:
May 11, 2020 at 9:24 AM
I want to try this recipe, do you spread with butter each time you roll out the dough or just the first? Tieghan
May 12, 2020 at 3:28 PM
You do the butter each time you roll out the dough! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan.
Sorry to bother you with the same question. How many times you butter the dough, please?
Sorry for any confusion, you are going to spread with butter in step 6 and repeat the process 2 additional times adding butter each time. I hope this makes sense! Let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Can you freeze the baked crescent rolls and serve them later? If so, what’s the best way to defrost?
Totally, just allow them to thaw on the counter at room temp. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
This recipe is amazing! So easy and delicious. Thank you for making something that seemed impossible so simple to make.
Fantastic! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy New Year!? xxT
Roughly how long and how wide do you roll the dough?
Sorry, I don’t have exact dimensions, but a rectangle is what you are aiming for, if you refer to the photos above that should help! xx
Made these for Thanksgiving today. They are delicious. I have notes on what to do better for next time. Can’t wait to make for Christmas to go with Gumbo.
I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for trying it out! Happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan
These look amazing, can I use instant yeast? Thanks
You bet, just add it right in with the flour! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Do you only butter the rolls once with the first fold??
Yes, that is correct. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan
Hi, Do I use whole or skim milk? Thanks for your time.
Either one will work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
I want to try this recipe, do you spread with butter each time you roll out the dough or just the first? Love your blog, soooo many recipes I’m going to try. Beautifully photographed, love how you show so many steps. Thank you for your beautiful blog. I’m going to look for your cookbooks, I have a large collection and am always looking for more. Good time to be trying new recipes with self isolation. Stage safe and keep on cooking.?
You do the butter each time you roll out the dough! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan