Poppy Seed Crescents Recipe
Poppy Seed Crescents Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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I've been relying on this recipe for more than 40 years. With a slightly sweet flavor, these rolls can be served for both brunch and dinner.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, butter, egg, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
In a small saucepan, combine the filling ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half; roll each portion into a 12-in. circle. Spread with filling to within 1/2 in. of edges.
Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place point side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form a crescent. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, beat egg yolk and water; brush over rolls. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Poppy Seed Crescents in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p166

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, butter, egg, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the filling ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half; roll each portion into a 12-in. circle. Spread with filling to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  5. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end and place point side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve ends to form a crescent. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, beat egg yolk and water; brush over rolls. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Poppy Seed Crescents in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p166

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