The other day my friend Kim asked me why I don’t care much for Halloween.
The answer is pretty simple : we don’t have Halloween in Romania. Recently people started to dress up and throw a Halloween party but there’s no such thing as trick or treat.
And since I moved on this side of the pond, somehow it didn’t impress me that much to call it a favorite Holiday.
Hubby loves it and so does our little lady bug and I go with the flow but I don’t do any spooky, scary desserts or decorations.
No, my heart beats for Christmas. If it’s up to me I’d already have the Christmas tree up, carols playing all day long and us sipping on hot cocoa in the afternoon.
We do have a “ghosty” night, if I may say so. The night of November 30th, St. Andrew’s night when tradition says to hang garlic by the front door to keep the bad spirits outside.
I’m taking this tradition a little more serious and I think I’m going to eat as many as these garlicy crescents as possible. This for sure will keep the bad spirits away from my family.
I actually made these last week, and they were gone in no time.
I used freshly minced garlic mixed with salted butter and brushed these little babies on the inside and the outside. Oh, the smell of garlic while they bake, it drives me insane, I’m telling you. All i want is to open the oven, grab one and eat it. I am so weak when it comes to garlic bread.
A soft buttery crescent brushed with freshly minced garlic for more flavor. A wonderful accompaniment to any meal
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted melted butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 stick salted butter (room temperature) mixed with 2-3 garlic cloves freshly minced
- grated Parmesan (optional)
- In a mixing bowl add 1/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup water and yeast. Stir to combine and leave until doubled in size and has a spongy texture.
- Now add the melted 2 tbsp of butter, salt, buttermilk and another 1/4 cup water.
- With the dough hook on start mixing slowly adding the remaining flour and mix until the dough forms a ball and comes clean from the sides of the bowl.
- Take the dough out, place it in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature until doubled in size.
- When the dough is risen, flatten in on a floured surface in a 12-16 inch circle. With a pizza cutter, cut the dough in 8 triangles.
- Brush each triangle with the garlic butter mixture and start rolling, from the wide side towards the tip.
- Place all 8 crescents on a balking sheet, cover and let rise again.
- Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F.
- Just before placing the crescents in the oven, brush the outside with some more garlicy butter, sprinkle some Parmesan (if using) and bake for about 25 minutes.
If you like this Buttery Garlic Crescents you might also like
Garlic Rolls at Roxana’s Home Baking
Garlic Rolls at Baked Bree
Garlic Rolls at Amanda’s Cooking
Garlic Knots at White on Rice Couple
Sending love your way,