Buttery Garlic Crescents

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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.

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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.

Buttery Garlic Crescents

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

2 hours

Yield: 8

Buttery Garlic Crescents

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)


  1. 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.
  2. Now add the melted 2 tbsp of butter, salt, buttermilk and another 1/4 cup water.
  3. 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.
  4. Take the dough out, place it in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature until doubled in size.
  5. 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.
  6. Brush each triangle with the garlic butter mixture and start rolling, from the wide side towards the tip.
  7. Place all 8 crescents on a balking sheet, cover and let rise again.
  8. Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F.
  9. 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.
  10. Enjoy!

buttery garlic crescents recipe (from scratch) | roxanashomebaking.com

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Linking this recipe to Heather’s Bake your own bread monthly event and Susan’s Yeastspotting

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  1. says

    I stand in awe of your bread making abilities, I really do. Those crescent rolls are beautiful.

    I totally get why Halloween isn’t a thing for you. Thankgiving too for that matter, which I noticed you skipped right over in favor of Christmas. :)

  2. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    Yum, I love garlic rolls and the more the better. The crescents look so professional and delicious too. Thanks for sharing them, have a great weekend.

  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says

    Um, can I talk about how much I love the fact that in Romania you guys have a night where you hang garlic? The vampire obsessor in me is just…thrilled about this. 😀

    I love Christmas too-Halloween is so not a big deal. Christmas all the way.

    Also..garlic. buttery. crescents. Yeahh I’m there!

  4. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb says

    Must be odd to celebrate Halloween and trick or treat when you are used to a different culture. Roxana, your crescents look so perfect. Butter and garlic is my choice of flavor as well!

  5. says

    Hmmm, very interesting “celebration” – I’d be taking extra steps and eating garlic, too! I just love anything garlic – anything! I cannot live without this bulb! Add to that, garlic has many health benefits :) These rolls are outstanding! Pinning for future project…

  6. Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes says

    Roxana, boy do I ever get it. I am not a fan of Halloween and I even grew up with it. Just not my thing. Now Christmas? Yes, Christmas is wonderful.
    I have a whole tiny village we keep up all year on top of my plant ledge and it’s time to start dusting everything off, seeing if there is anything new to buy and truthfully? I am considering decorating in the next few days – this weekend or next. I’m so ready.
    I love the spirit of Christmas and all it represents in particular the family time aspect that I crave daily anyway.
    These Buttery Garlic bites of heaven look and sound amazing! Yum!

  7. Lisa says

    These are heavenly…I’m definitely putting them on my holiday baking list. I know they’ll be gone in a nano-second!

  8. says

    My neighbor was telling me the same thing on Halloween night and she stayed home instead of going out with the kids. I know the kids just get so excited for all the candy and I have fun seeing all the costumes:)Love these garlicy rolls-delicious!

  9. says

    Is there anything better than biting into a soft, buttery crescent roll? I think not. Then to add garlic to that roll just brings delight to a higher level. Halloween isn’t done much in Australia. Nobody I knew had a party.

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