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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Milk
    1       tb           Butter
    1       tb           Sugar
    1       t            Salt
    1       pk           Dry yeast
      1/4   c            Warm water
    2 1/2   c            Unbleached flour
    1       c            Butter -- cold
 
   COMBINE MILK, first amount of butter, sugar and salt
   in a small pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
   Immediately remove from the heat and let stand to room
   temperature. In the meantime, dissolve the yeast in
   the water and add it to the milk. Place the liquid in
   a mixer and add the flour. Using the dough hook, mix
   until the dough is elastic. It will be sticky. Place
   in a bowl, cover and let rise until double in bulk,
   about 1 1/2 hours. Place in refrigerator and chill for
   30 minutes. Meanwhile, soften the remaining cold
   butter by pounding with a rolling pin. Roll the dough
   on a floured board to form a 1/4-inch thick rectangle.
   Spread the butter over 2/3 of the rectangle closest to
   you. Fold the unbuttered third over the center third.
   Then fold the bottom 1/3 over the doubled portion.
   Swing the dough around a quarter turn, that is, bring
   east to south. Roll it again into a 1/4-inch thick
   oblong. Fold again in thirds. Cover the dough and
   place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. When the dough
   is chilled, remove from the refrigerator and repeat
   the folding and turning twice more. Then roll the
   dough to 1/4-inch thickness again. Cut the dough into
   3-inch squares and cut the squares on the bias to form
   two triangles. Roll each triangle beginning with the
   wide side, then shape the rolls into crescents. Chill
   for 30 minutes in the refrigerator before baking.
   Preheat oven to 400F. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat
   to 350F and continue to bake another 15 minutes.
  
 
 
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