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Cloverleaf Rolls

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Clover Leaf Rolls

Clover Leaf Rolls

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Use a stand mixer to knead the dough for these tender, great tasting rolls, or knead by hand. We enjoyed these rolls. Make them for a holiday meal or Sunday dinner.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk, about 105° to 110 °
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • melted butter and butter for muffin pan


Combine milk and yeast, stir and let stand for about 5 minutes, or until disolved. Whisk egg into the milk.

In a stand mixer with a dough hook combine the flour, sugar, and salt. With machine on the lowest setting, add the milk and yeast mixture and add the 6 tablespoons of softened butter a little at a time. Let the machine knead the dough for about 6 minutes.

Butter or oil a large bowl. Put dough in the bowl and turn to coat both sides with the oil or butter. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 45 to 60 minutes.

Butter a 12-cup muffin tin. Form dough into small balls (about 1 to 1 1/2 inch, about 3/4 to 7/8 ounce each) and coat lightly with melted butter. Arrange 3 small balls in each muffin cup.

Cover the pan with a towel and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 45 minutes. Heat oven to 350°. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.

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 2 out of 5
meh, Member Cygnet2

I really wish I could give these a great review, but honestly, we did not like them. They had a really strong yeast flavor and were a bit dry - almost a biscuit-like texture. Normally, I would say a dry texture was caused by letting the dough rise for too long, but the dough didn't even rise for as long as the recipe called for! It doubled in size in a very short period of time. We were disappointed and will look for another recipe.

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