Easy Cloverleaf Rolls or Crescents

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

I got this recipe many years ago. My sister-in-law always request that I make these for our family holiday dinners. Make sure that your yeast is fresh. This dough is excellent for making homemade cinnamon rolls.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen rolls about 5 hours rising time
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
lukewarm water 110-115 degrees
2 pkg
rapid rise active dry yeast ( red star)
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
sugar
1 large
egg, beaten
1/2 c
wesson oil
7 c
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
solid shortening (crisco) enough to grease bowl and muffin tins

NOTE: TO MAKE DOUGH A DAY AHEAD USE REGULAR RISE YEAST.DO NOT USE RAPID RISE YEAST. AND LET DOUGH RISE OVERNIGHT, IN REFRIGERATOR

Step-By-Step

1Put sugar, salt and lukewarm (not hot) water into a Large Mixing Bowl; sprinkle in yeast.
2Add beaten egg and half of the flour. Beat well, with mixer or by hand.
3Add oil and remaining flour. Stir well. Remove dough from bowl. Knead lightly for about 6-10 minutes on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic. Lightly add flour to surface and hands as needed.
4Then grease the sides and bottom of the (same) mixing bowl with solid shortening and place kneaded dough back into the bowl. Turning dough once to coat the top.
Cover with cloth and place in an area free from drafts to let rise until double in size-about 2 hours.
5Punch down dough.
Pinch off enough dough to form 1/2 to 1-inch sized balls. Place 2-3 balls of dough into greased muffin tins. Cover & let rise about 3 hours until doubled.
6Bake at 400 degrees approximately 15 minutes until golden brown. Butter tops of rolls while still warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom