Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls Recipe

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))
  • 1/2 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 egg, beaten, divided
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened, divided
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch, or as needed
  1. Heat milk in a microwave-safe bowl until warm, about 30 seconds. Mix in 1/4 cup butter, 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey, and salt. Cool until lukewarm, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl. Let stand until dissolved and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine milk and yeast mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add half the beaten egg. Beat in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough pulls together. Switch to the dough hook attachment and knead lightly until dough is wet and sticky but forms into a ball, about 5 minutes.
  4. Grease a large bowl with 1 teaspoon softened butter. Use greased or wet hands to transfer dough into the bowl, turning to coat it with butter. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  5. Dust a work surface with potato starch. Deflate dough and turn it out onto the work surface. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and form into rounds. Place a piece of parchment paper over one of the rounds and roll into a rectangle about 1/8-inch thick with a rolling pin; cut into wedges. Brush each wedge with a little softened butter. Repeat with remaining dough rounds.
  6. Roll each wedge up from the base towards the point. Brush a little bit of remaining beaten egg on the seam to seal. Bend each roll into a crescent shape.
  7. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange crescents sealed-side down on the sheets. Brush tops with remaining beaten egg.
  8. Transfer baking sheets to the cold oven. Heat oven to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  9. Bake crescents until golden brown, about 25 minutes.