Ingredients

Dough Ingredients

  • Butter - 170 grams (6 ounces)
  • Farmer's cheese - 250 grams (9 ounces)
  • Sugar - 100 grams (~0.5 cup) + extra for cinnamon sprinkle
  • 1 Egg
  • All-purpose flour - 330-350 grams (~2.3 cups)
  • Vanilla sugar - 8 grams (1.5 teaspoons)
  • Baking powder - 10 grams (2 teaspoons)

Cinnamon Sprinkle

  • Sugar - to taste
  • Ground cinnamon - to taste

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need a couple of bowls for mixing the dough ingredients. Opt for high-quality, non-slip bowls for ease of use.

  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

    This will make creaming the butter and sugar a breeze. Stand mixers are often preferred for their power and stability.

  • Rolling Pin

    A sturdy rolling pin is essential for rolling out the dough. If the dough sticks, lightly dust the pin with flour.

  • Baking Sheet

    Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking and ensure even baking.

  • Oven

    Preheat to 356°F (180°C) for optimal baking. Always use an oven thermometer to ensure accuracy.

Instructions

Step 1

Preparing the Dough

Cream the butter with sugar, then add the farmer's cheese and egg. Mix everything well.
Add vanilla sugar and gradually incorporate the flour mixed with baking powder. Knead the dough until it's no longer sticky to your hands. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Forming and Baking

Roll out the dough into a circle (cut off any excess) and divide it into sections.
Sprinkle each section with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon, then roll them into crescents.
Bake in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Serve the crescent rolls cooled.

Servings

Serving these delightful Cinnamon Crescents is where the fun begins! These pastries are versatile and can be enjoyed in numerous ways. 🌟

Morning Bliss: Pair these crescents with a hot cup of coffee or black tea for the perfect start to your day. The rich, creamy notes of the farmer's cheese combined with the spicy warmth of cinnamon create a breakfast of champions.

Brunch Favorite: Setting up a brunch table? Plate these crescents next to a colorful fruit salad and mimosas. They add a sophisticated touch and are sure to spark conversation.

Dessert Delight: For an elegant dessert, serve the crescents with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra indulgent treat. 🍫🍦

Snack Attack: These pastries also make a wonderful snack during the day. Enjoy them with a glass of cold milk or a refreshing iced tea. 🍵

Variations

Experimenting with variations can make these Cinnamon Crescents even more special, especially if you're catering to dietary needs. Here are some options:

Gluten-Free Option: Replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour mix. Look for blends that are suitable for baking and contain xanthan gum to help with texture.

Vegan Option: Swap the butter with a plant-based butter alternative and use a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water) instead of the regular egg. Use dairy-free cream cheese instead of farmer’s cheese. 🥥🧁

Faq

  • Can I use regular cream cheese instead of farmer's cheese?

    Yes, you can substitute farmer's cheese with regular cream cheese, though it may result in a creamier texture.

  • What other fillings can I use?

    You can get creative! Try fillings like Nutella, fruit preserves, or even a savory cheese and herb mix.

  • Can I prepare the dough in advance?

    Absolutely! You can make the dough a day ahead and refrigerate it. Just let it come to room temperature before rolling it out.

  • How do I ensure the crescents are evenly baked?

    Rotate your baking sheet halfway through the baking time to ensure even baking. Also, keep a close eye on them as ovens can vary.

  • Can I freeze the baked crescents?

    Yes, you can freeze them! Let the crescents cool completely, then store in a freezer-safe bag. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

  • What’s the best way to store leftover crescents?

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition facts

Soft and Moist Cheese Crescent Rolls 🥐
Recipe Yield:24 crescent rolls
Calories:Approximate per crescent roll
Calories (Min - Max):90 - 110
Total Fat:6g
Saturated Fat:3.5g
Protein:2g
Total Carbohydrate:10g
Total Sugars:5g