Learn how to make Cloverleaf Rolls – tender and butter yeast bread rolls that will be a beautiful centerpiece at your table. Serve with butter and they just melt in your mouth.
- 1/2 cup milk, heated to 105-110 degrees Fahrenheit
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 8 Tablespoons butter, plus an additional 1-2 Tablespoons for brushing on the hot baked rolls
- Combine the warm milk and water with the yeast, sugar, egg and egg yolk (discard the 2nd egg white).
- Add the flour and salt a cup at a time, until a dough starts to form and most of the flour is incorporated.
- Add the 8 Tablespoons of butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time, on medium-low speed, until all the butter is incorporated into the dough.
- Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth.
- Place the dough into a buttered or oiled large bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 45 minutes – 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush a 12 cup muffin pan with 1 Tablespoon of melted butter or oil.
- Divide the dough into three parts and then divide each part into 12 sections.
- Roll each of the sections into little balls and place 3 of the little balls into one muffin cup. Let the rolls rise for 20-30 minutes until they double in size.
- Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
- When you take the rolls out of the oven, brush them with the remaining 1-2 Tablespoons of melted butter while they are still warm. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Store them at room temperature, covered. They freeze really well too.
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