This morning was one of those lazy mornings when I didn’t feel like making breakfast, so I decided to use crescent rolls. I remembered seeing a recipe for cinnamon roll crescents that looked good, so I got on Pinterest and tracked it down. (By the time I found it I could have had eggs and sausage done, probably.)
These look yummy and easy. My problem is I only used about half the crescent rolls the recipe used, but made the filling for the whole batch. Before you judge, I hadn’t had my coffee yet!
These were WAY messier than I thought they’d be, probably because when I tried to “soften” the butter, I fully melted it. The melted butter made the filling runny – like messy runny – I even put it back in the freezer for a couple of minutes, but no, still runny. I guess if I had been more patient it would have firmed up a bit, or if I had planned ahead and set out the butter it would have been softened to perfection. But I digress – mine was runny. Me + No Coffee + Hungry/Impatient = Big Mess.
I had enough filling left over to just spread it all over the top of the rolled up crescents. That worked beautifully, and truly, if I had made an additional glaze the original recipe called for I could have propelled myself into a sugar coma after about three bites.
The original recipe was from Jennifer’s cooking blog over at Jennifer Cooks. Maybe next time I will prepare the butter in advance or put it in the microwave for less than 25 seconds, but honestly, these things were rich, squishy heaven. A totally unhealthy breakfast! And I loved it! I’ll eat yogurt and fruit for lunch.