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Monday, November 4, 2013

How to make Old Fashion Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

We have had this Cloverleaf Dinner Roll Recipe for years and years.  I remember my girls used to help me by rolling up the balls of dough and placing it in the cupcake pans.  

Old Fashioned Dinner Rolls

Since my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, I am sharing some of my favorite recipes in anticipation of the great event.   And you can't talk Thanksgiving Dinner without including great dinner rolls and these classic rolls are great dinner rolls.   

We also have these Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls for Christmas, New Years and Easter Dinner, but don't wait till a holiday to try these babies, they will make any dinner a special occasion! 

Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package regular active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
1. Mix about 2 cups of the flour with the sugar, butter, salt and yeast in a large bowl
2. Add the water, milk, and egg and beat on low speed then keep adding flour until dough is easy to handle
3. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic about 5 minutes
4. Place in a large greased bowl, cover and place in warm place. Let rise until double in size, about 1 hour
5. Punch down dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Place 3 balls in each of 24 greased muffin cups (cupcake pans). Makes about 2 dozen lovely cloverleaf rolls.
6. Cover and let rise until double, about 30 minutes.
7. Meanwhile heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 18 minutes, brushing with extra butter at the last 2-3 minutes of cooking time.
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  1. They look delicious. I'm not a bad cook (or baker), but baking good dinner rolls has totally escaped me. I can make great pies and breads, but the last time I made dinner rolls, I swear they could have been used as weapons! Got a catapult? Maybe I should try your recipe.

  2. Umm deliciousness! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  3. Evelyn, these are just beautiful. I am not kidding you when I say that I consider a cloverleaf roll to be a work of art, and you nailed it. And "lotsa" butter? The exact right amount. ;)

    Love, Joy

  4. Nothing beats a homemade roll with dinner, these look fabulous! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing at Create it or Bake it! I love my carbs and these are screaming my name!! Come back over tomorrow cause you are being featured!!1

  6. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in my part of the world, but your gorgeous looking dinner rolls look as though they would be perfect any time of year.

  7. yum! There is just nothing better than the smell of yeast bread or rolls in the oven. Now you made me hungry!

  8. I love that your favorite holiday is TG. Your rolls are beautiful. I've never attempted cloverleaf...or any other design for that matter!
    Thank for linking up!

  9. They looks so good! I've finally "mastered" my own dinner rolls, my recipe calls for milk but I use water. For some reason when I use milk, the rolls become dry and dense. But I like you like to enjoy the dinner rolls with lotsa butter! :)

    Angela @Angela Says

  10. Homemade bread hot out of the oven with melted butter - Yes!! They look lovely.
    Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

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  12. I love the idea of baking these from scratch. We normally go the lazy way and buy them, but I think I'll give these a try this year. Nothing beats the smell of fresh baked bread (not even turkey, in my opinion:) I wanted to say thanks for linking your recipe up to our Lovely Ladies link party, and to let you know I've featured them in a great round-up of Thanksgiving sides & appetizers. You can check it out if you'd like-
    Thanks so much- Molly from Just a Little Creativity


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))