Grandma's Clover Leaf Rolls

Grandma's Clover Leaf Rolls

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"My Grandma's yeast rolls were always requested at family get-togethers. They're delicious and I cherish the memories I have of baking them with her."


3 h 40 m servings 198 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles begin to form, but the milk is not simmering. Stir in the sugar, shortening, and salt; set aside until cooled to 110 degrees F (43 degrees C). Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Beat the egg in a mixing bowl, then stir in the yeast and milk. Stir in half of the flour until no lumps remain, then stir in the remaining flour a little at a time until a smooth dough forms. Place into a greased bowl, turn once to grease the top, cover, and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.
  3. Grease a 12 sectioned muffin tin. Deflate the dough, and place onto a well-floured work surface. Divide the dough into 36 pieces, and form into balls. Place 3 balls into each muffin cup. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.
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  1. 20 Ratings


use veg oil on hands when rolling the balls, the rolls will brown even, and will stay soft when cooled, if any is leftover. great recipe

I only gave this 3 stars because although they were good when just out of the oven, they go hard quickly and for the time needed I would make my regular bun recipe.

Brownie, these were excellent. Very similar to my Grandma's rolls - the ones she'd make without a recipe she made them so often :) The only change I made was to use buttermilk instead of the m...

I have never made dinner rolls before so I found this one to start with. I have made these about 5 times now and they are so good! Just a tip, i grease the bowl with a cooking spray and then on...

brownie, these rolls were excellent. I used the recipe just as you gave it. The family loved them and tells me I need to make them again.

Made these today to accompany Split Pea and Ham soup. They were super easy to make and were a huge hit! Next time I will use less sugar and will lower the oven temp. I am working with a new oven...

My fiance and I made these together for our family Thanksgiving dinner and went by the recipe except we doubled it making two pans full . They turned out perfectly . I will use this recipe again...

Made these in the bread machine twice now and I can't stop eating them! They are wonderful! Thank you for a great recipe!

The rolls turned out delicious, however next time I'm going to add more sugar. I kneaded the dough instead of simply stirring it, and I placed the dough in a bowl on a warm stove, so the rise t...