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Door County Hazelnut Creme Crescents


By: Pam C. - Brockport, PA - 2017 Recipe Contest Submission

"Infused with Door County Hazelnut Creme coffee, these pillowy soft crescents pair with any Door County coffee....morning, noon, or night!"

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.
Ingredients:

Featured ingredient: Hazelnut Creme Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground

Dough:

  • 1 cup strong Door County Hazelnut Crème Coffee (115° F)
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • ⅓ cup salad oil
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3½ to 4 cups all-purpose flour
Filling:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons strong Door County Hazelnut Crème Coffee
Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strong Door County Hazelnut Crème Coffee
Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped hazelnuts

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, whisk together warm (not hot) coffee, yeast, oil, sugar, egg, and salt. Then stir in 3 cups of flour to make a soft dough.
2. Turn dough onto a floured surface, adding more flour as needed, and knead until smooth, elastic, and no longer sticky.
3. Invert the bowl over the dough and let rest 1 hour.
4. In a small bowl, stir brown sugar and 2 teaspoon of coffee together
5. Roll dough into a large circle, approximately 20” diameter
6. Spread the filling on the dough leaving a 1 inch margin around the edges
7. Using a pastry wheel, cut the dough into 12 equal wedges
8. Starting at the wide end, roll each wedge into a crescent shape, and curl ends slightly
9. Place rolls with point under on a greased baking sheet and cover
10. Let rise for 30 minutes
11. Then bake in preheated 400° F oven for 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned and transfer buns onto cooling racks
12. Cool 10 minutes
13. Drizzle glaze on top and garnish with finely chopped hazelnuts