You probably wonder is it really easy to make the crescent rolls? It is, but just the waiting for the dough to rise is the hard part. :-). In the the West, particularly in the US, you can just buy the dough in the grocery store and ready to bake. The crescent dough was made by Pillsbury. Unfortunately here in the Philippines it’s very hard to get any Pillsbury product. Since me and my family are into crescent rolls. I have to do some researching on the net for a good recipe. I found one that I tried and it’s good.
Golden Crescent Rolls Recipe:
- 3 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (I microwave for 30 seconds)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon iodized or kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- Hot dogs (cook hot dogs first before putting inside the crescent)
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
- Stir in sugar, eggs, salt, butter and the 2 cups of flour. Add yeast to the flour mixture. Beat until smooth. Add in the remaining flour and mix it well until smooth. Scrape the dough from side of bowl, knead dough, then cover it and let rise in a warm place until double the size around 1 1/2 hours.
- Punch down dough. Divide in half. Roll each half into a 12 inch circle ( it doesn’t have to be perfect circle). brush with butter, cut into wedges (10-15 wedges). Put hot dog in the dough on the wider side. Roll up the dough on the hot dog. Place the rolls with the small end under on the greased baking sheet. Cover with cling wrap and let it rise until double in size, about an hour.
- Bake at 205°C for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with butter when come out from the oven.
*** You can put anything you like inside the dough. It can be ***
- Hot dog
- pepperoni and pizza sauce (just like pizza)
- And many more!
Have fun making!!!
My family really likes eating biscuits. As you know living here in the Philippines we don’t have those Pillsbury frozen products on our supermarkets here like what the supermarket in the West have. If they have here it’s just so limited. So to keep up with some food that my family are kind of used to when we lived in the States. With the net nowadays I can cook anything even with the ingredients in the Philippines sometimes are limited, still I can cook it. Lol
Drop Biscuits Recipe:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar (if you want sweeter put more sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt/kosher salt/iodized salt
- 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (the grated one that sold in the store is good too)
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 cup whole milk (I used slim milk here in the Philippines and it’s good too)
- Preheat oven to 400°C
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cheese. Whisk to combine well. Add the melted butter and milk and stir to combine.
- Prepare cookie sheets, grease or brush with butter.
- Drop biscuits using the spoon to make a rounded form and place in a oiled cookie sheets and place it in the oven for 12 or so minutes, until biscuits are golden brown. Enjoy
Many uses of biscuits: (For us anyway)
- Chicken or beef stew
- Ham & cheese sandwich
- Chicken biscuit pot pie
- Sausage egg biscuit casserole
- Strawberry shortcake biscuits
- Many uses for desserts
Feel free to drop me a note if you tried the recipe. Have fun cooking!
Since Thanksgiving is coming up soon in the States, I am gearing up for the feast. Ever since living back here in the Philippines we do celebrate every year. We just celebrate on a different day (Saturday) since no holidays for the the kids here on the Thanksgiving day Thursday.
I’ve been cooking some food that usually had squash ingredients with it. Trying really some new stuff too on Thanksgiving day. We found this recipe on the net for cookies and been cooking for a few years now with this recipe. The main ingredients was the pumpkin. Well since we don’t have pumpkin here in Philippines I substituted it with squash. Some stores carry nowadays but it’s not often though. Quite honestly, I can’t even tell the difference between the two. It just taste like pumpkin to me. Everybody in the house loves the squash cookies. Really yummy.
Squash – Pumpkin Cookie Recipe:
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ½ white sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
- 1 cup homemade squash puree
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease or brush with butter the baking sheets
- Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Beat sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Beat the squashed, egg and vanilla until smooth. Slowly beat in the flour mixture.
- Using tablespoon drop onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges are firm. Let it cool at the cookie sheets for 2-3 minutes. Then transfer to the wire racks to cool completely.
- Drizzle with the glaze.
***For Glaze: ( Combine 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a bowl until combined and smooth). ***
Just a few days ago we celebrated Bob’s birthday. As a tradition in our household we would ask the celebrant what would they want to eat for dinner. Bob told me that he will think for a few minutes, then he remembered the recipe he really likes that we saw on MKR (My Kitchen Rules Australia) show. Well, he then decided that he wants paella, we saw one of the contestant there cooked seafood paella. I had to make other food too because some of my kids would not eat seafood.
Bob, asked me if I think it would be easy to make paella. The recipe in the MKR was a little bit complicated. So I told him I will look it up in the internet for the recipe and let him know. I then told my daughter Jean and my niece Glenda that it’s Paella and popcorn shrimp for dinner. Jean is not really into seafood that much too. But since Dad wants that menu she’s happy to help me out.
I found a few good seafood paella recipe in the internet. I cooked the one that I know the chef. Good thing most of his ingredients I can find it locally. Few ingredients that I was lucking was the saffron and the Spanish rice. I’ve seen saffron on some stores here but they don’t have this time. My niece went all over the place and can’t find it. Maybe the “No shipment” and “The no stocks” is here again for sure. For the rice I just substitute with Japanese rice. It works out good too. For the clams I used mussels instead, since that’s what Bob preferred. Since it’s hard to get lobster in the market, plus its a bit expensive, I just put more of the prawns then. The calls for Spanish chorizo and it really adds flavors. I marinate the chicken with the spices the chef recommended, but he marinated his chicken for an hour. I marinated my chicken with the spices for half a day. The flavor were really good. At the end, I followed what he said to turn up the heat for 40 seconds to give toasted rice bottom, its called socarrat (dukot in Bisaya). You can really find good paella recipe that your family will enjoy and that will also suits your budget. If some of the ingredients were expensive, find some local substitute from your local grocery stores.
With the other recipe the popcorn shrimp. I made the batter from scratch. I even made my own heavy cream. Thank goodness for the google. Both recipe I tweak to suit more to our own taste. I think it works really good for us. Bob and us in the house seems to like it and so did our friend Bebe.
Talking about the popcorn shrimp. It’s rally a simple recipe too. I made some of the spices and save the rest for the next time uses. The popcorn shrimp on the other hand, we had to used small shrimp. The downside to it, the cleaning and deveining of the shrimp was a bit of work (we had to devein prawns for paella and shrimp for popcorn shrimp. But at the end its all worth it though. Everyone that likes seafood in our house loves it. I made some ingredients out from substitution. I saw heavy cream in the store. It not worth the money for me because I just need 2 tablespoon.
If ever you want the recipes of the paella and the popcorn shrimp that we made, Just let me know, I’m happy to email them to you.
Good eating you guys!