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cloverleaf rolls

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Charity Hullinger
Leon, IA

I make this every time there is a gathering of any sort. They are fast to make and so yummy that it's hard to eat just one.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

So easy and so good! With a wonderfully salty top and a rich, yeasty texture, these rolls are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cloverleaf rolls

  • 1 pkg
    quick-rise yeast
  • 1 1/3 c
    milk, lukewarm
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • coarse sea salt

How To Make cloverleaf rolls

  • 1
    Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in the bowl of an electric mixer. Stir in 1 cup of the flour. Beat until smooth.
  • 2
    Stir in enough of the remaining flour, adding the oil, sugar, and salt and mixing on low speed until a soft dough forms. (You might have to add more than the 3 remaining cups to get it to the soft dough stage.) Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prep a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray or melted butter. (I tend to use melted butter since baked on spray is hard to wash off.)
  • 4
    Punch down the dough in the center and fold over a couple of times. Pinch the dough into 1-inch balls and quickly roll in the center of your palms.
  • 5
    Place 3 balls in each muffin cup; brush with melted butter and sprinkle with the coarse sea salt. Bake 15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  • 6
    Enjoy! (These are best eaten the day they are made.)