These Crescent Rolls are like the refrigerated Pillsbury Tube Crescents! They’re super easy to make from scratch and can be used in any recipe calling for the tube crescents!
Tube Crescents are one of the handiest doughs to use! From cinnamon rolls to pizza, it’s no wonder they’re a constant seller at the grocery store, but did you know how easy it is to make from scratch? There is no science or fancy equipment needed, just a matter of combining the dry to wet ingredients! When it’s this easy forget about the refrigerated stuff! Homemade Crescent Rolls that’s equivalent to Pillsbury dough is a complete must-have in my recipe collection! A huge thanks to Susanna for sharing this gem of a recipe with me! Now tell us what you made from this recipe!
Crescent Rolls (Pillsbury Copycat)
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 11 Tbsp margarine
- 3/4 cup warm water
How to Make Crescent Rolls:
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the margarine and water and mix well. Let rest 20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into two equal parts and pat each half into desired shape.
- Each half makes 1 tube of Crescents. Use in any recipe calling for bought crescents.
Nutrition per serving
What can I substitute for crescent rolls?
This homemade crescent dough is a great substitute, however puff pastry can also be an alternative.
How many crescents rolls are in a tube?
One tube of refrigerator crescent rolls make 8 crescents. Which means there are 8 perforated triangles in each tube.
Whats the difference between Croissants and Crescents?
Both consist of yeast however the making will differ. A crescent is a bread type of dough that is rolled and baked whereas the croissant is a puff pastry kind of dough that requires folding and layering.
How do you make Pillsbury Crescent rolls from scratch?
Making Pillsbury crescent rolls are not as complicated as the French Crossiant rolls which require layers of folded dough! The Pillsbury tube crescents are actually very similar in ingredients! You find the exact ingredients for Pillsbury Crescents here.
Can I refrigerate crescent rolls?
It is safe to refrigerate this crescent dough. Margarine is a soft solid making handling a breeze so your dough should not solidify. Keep dough refrigerated for up-to 2 days.
Can these be frozen?
For best results freeze crescent rolls after they have been baked to avoid any damage to the leaving agents.
- Make-ahead and pop dough in the fridge for up-to 2 days for using later.
- Dough is even softer when resting 20 minutes before using.
- This recipe is equivalent to 2 Pillsbury tubes.
- To make triangles roll each half of dough into rectangles and cut 8 triangles on each piece.