Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

8 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Basic but beautiful cloverleaf-shaped dinner rolls.


5 3/4 to 6 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
1/4 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Salt
2 packages Active dry yeast
1 cup Water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Butter
1 Egg

Original recipe makes 12



In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. In small saucepan, heat water, milk, and 1/2 cup butter until very warm (120 to 130 degrees). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in an additional 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.

On floured surface, knead in 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cups flour until dough is smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85 degrees) until light and doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes.

Lightly grease 12 muffin cups. Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Using half of dough, divide dough into 12 equal pieces; divide each into thirds. Shape each into a ball, pulling edges under to make a smooth top. Place 3 balls, smooth side up, in each greased muffin cup. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, 20 to 30 minutes. After rising, bake 14 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, if desired.

Makes 12 rolls.

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Needs a little more salt..taste just like store bought ones. Also they need a baking temp added to the recipe.
suzsexton 2y ago

Absolutely loved it! I will be making again.
skylee351 3y ago

Look fancy but so easy to make I made these for my Hubby for our 20th wedding anniversary tonight I am pairing them with baked chicken , apple stuffed acorn squash and twice baked potatoes. Soft and Yeasty great with honey butter
jenacarver 3y ago

This recipe is wonderful. I tried 425 though and that was too hot. 350 worked for me.
Muffetees 4y ago

It's a good recipe. I could not find the oven temperature setting in the recipe. I finally settled on 425F. It also makes 24 good sized rolls instead of 12.
Sugarflowers 6y ago

Very delicious, and sooo easy to make! I added about three and a half-ish tablespoons of Merlot wine to the milk and water mixture. Tastes even better! Thanks for posting this recipe!
bonbonchef16 6y ago

Looks good, I am adding this to my use soon list!
georgeross 7y ago

very easy to make and they taste great.
jrippy 7y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
catgurrl 9y ago

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