Grandma's Clover Leaf Rolls

Grandma's Clover Leaf Rolls

14 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 40 m
brownie421
Recipe by  brownie421

“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.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 clover rolls

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Directions

  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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Reviews (14)

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ALICELUCILLE
38

ALICELUCILLE

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

Dee
24

Dee

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.

LemonLush
23

LemonLush

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 milk. It added the nice tang. I also used half butter, half shortening (butter flavored Crisco) and they turned out lovely with a nice crumb, tender and soft. Also, I left my dough very sticky.. a bit less flour, so reserve that last 1/3 cup to add a couple tablespoons at a time at the end of the mixing cycle in my Kitchenaid and gave it a 5 minute knead. It helps to lighten them a bit. I didn't make them cloverleaf style, but rather made 12 rolls in a 13x9 pan. Brushed them with a bit of melted butter after baking and yikes.. they were gone in a flash! Thank you for sharing - this is definitely a keeper.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 198 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 31.9 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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