Not Crescent Rolls Snails
Author: Celia Spivack
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: French American
Yield: 12 rolls per tube
This is more a holiday tip than a recipe and it is for people who are willing to use readymade shortcuts for holiday entertaining. If you are like me, you love the taste of crescent rolls, but don’t have a lot of patience for opening the tubes, teasing the roll of dough flat, separating the triangles and rolling each one into a crescent…especially when you are busy serving a lot of people during a holiday meal or trying to put lots of appetizers together for a party. These can even make an appearance slightly dressed up with a quick glaze for breakfast or a brunch treat. These “crescent” roll snails are made very simply and quickly by unwrapping rolls of crescent roll dough and snipping the intact rolls into approximately 12 slices each with a pair of scissors or a sharp knife. Place the slices flat on a baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes (depends on your oven and how many rolls you choose to bake at once) at 375 degrees F. Remove from the baking sheet with a spatula that won’t melt and serve warm. For appetizers, you can cut the baked rolls in half horizontally and use the filling of your choice to make small sandwiches. For a breakfast treat, you can create a glaze from confections sugar, a little orange or lemon juice, and perhaps a bit of finely grated citrus that you can make in a jiffy with a microplane grater or use a vanilla glaze with some cinnamon sugar. These little snails can serve more people with fewer calories than the traditional crescent rolls because you are getting 12 smaller servings rather than the eight crescents a tube is said to make. The concentric rings of these snails make them especially attractive and you can serve these delicious rolls with a minimum of effort when you are busy.
- Tubes of packaged crescent rolls
- Optional glaze made from powdered sugar, milk, vanilla OR
- Powdered sugar, lemon or orange juice
- Unwrap rolls of crescent roll dough.
- Snip the intact rolls into approximately 12 slices each with a pair of scissors or slice with a sharp knife.
- Place the slices flat on a baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes (depends on your oven and how many rolls you choose to bake at once) at 375 degrees F.
- Remove from the baking sheet with a spatula that won’t melt and serve warm.
- Glaze if desired.