Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Buttery Cloverleaf Rolls

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Buttery Cloverleaf Rolls

I love bread. Other than chocolate, it is a huge weakness of mine. I don't get to indulge in my cravings for it much though, because I hate hearing my husband lecture me on how unhealthy bread made with white flour is. Tuesday, I just didn't care though. I was craving it and he was at work, so I pulled out my trusty Paula Deen recipes to find a quick and easy recipe to whip up. After a bit of searching, I found this Buttery Cloverleaf Roll recipe that looked mighty yummy, and it turns out, they were! I was thinking of playing off the cloverleaf part and maybe making these for St. Patrick's Day with our corned beef. Maybe tint them green? We'll see :)

Dinner Roll Recipe, Butter


Ingredients:

1 cup warm milk (105- 110 degrees)
5 tbs sugar
1 tbs active dry yeast
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
3/4 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (*I used bread flour here. I am not sure how much of a difference it would have made with all purpose flour)
2 tbs heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup melted butter

Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine milk, sugar and yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until mixture is foamy.

Fit your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, and combine softened butter, egg and salt. Add yeast mixture, beating at low speed until smooth. Gradually add flour, beating at medium speed until a smooth and elastic dough forms. Dough may be slightly sticky.

Spray a large bowl with nonstick cook spray. Form dough into a ball, and place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let stand in a warm place (85 degrees) for 1 hour, or until dough doubles in size.

Spray 2 muffin tins win nonstick cook spray. Divide dough in 24 equal pieces. Divide each piece into 3 equal portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Place 3 dough balls in each muffin cup hole. Brush each with cream. Cover and let stand in warm place for 35 to 45 minutes, or until double in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. Remove from muffin tins and place on a wire rack to cool.




21 comments:

  1. Mighty yummy? They look absolutely incredible!! I am a huge sucker for bread, too, and most times I actually do prefer it to chocolate. I refuse to make homemade breads, though, because I end up eating the whole thing by myself.....and it's not THAT unhealthy.....right?

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    1. Yeah, they were incredible lol. I've eaten most of them myself and am going to have to put in a lot more work at the gym this week now. But, I did get my bread fix so it will be a long while before we make these again, so I'll suffer the consequences ;)

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  2. I love bread too and these look really good! Fresh baked bread is awesome!

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    1. I agree! Nothing beats fresh baked bread! I bought a bread machine at a yard sale last summer, but keep it out of eyesight so I am not tempted to use it all the time!

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  3. I'm with your husband on this one, although bread tastes good, it certaintly isn't the best thing for you. So I avoid it completely.

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    1. Please pass me some of your willpower Pat. I know it's bad, but it's just soooo good!

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  4. These do look delicious, and your green play made me laugh. I think it'd be perfect for St. Patty's Day. :)

    My husband's thing is french fries. I love to have them once in awhile, but I rarely order them because hubby inevitably says, "french fries?!?" with a tone to indicate how horrible they are for you. PHFTTTTTTTT! ;)

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    1. Mmmm, french fries! McDonald's gets me with their darn fries every time. I say pfft to the hubbies. I don't see the harm in satisfying a little craving every now and again :)

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  5. It seems that Paula Dean = Butter! Not that I'm complaining :)

    Not a big bread eater here either but once in a while you have to indulge and homemade bread/buns are hard to resist!

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  6. Okay, you can go shopping for shoes as long as you make those rolls for me, so I don't have to. hahahahahaha.

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  7. They do look good! I saw a recipe for sweet potato rolls and wanted to try them to. Maybe I will, maybe I won't.

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  8. I have made butterfly rolls before... years ago. I don't make them now because I don't eat them and my Hubs doesn't need them. Yours look like they turned out great... Yummmm

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  9. Congratulations on this excellent dessert, I think I like this.

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  10. Oh my lord lol those are amazing looking. Fed Ex some to me :)

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  11. brilliant idea for St Pat's day! Baking bread seems too tedious for me but yours look so yummmmmy :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  12. Mmmmm I love homemade buns and rolls!! These look delicious! Gotta love Paula Deen and all her unhealthy goodness hehe. I will be trying these!

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  13. Bread is my downfall.. these look delicious. Found you on Tasty Thursday and would like to invite you to our Foodie friends Friday Linky Party that starts tonight. Hope to see you there.

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  14. Stopping by from the link up and am now your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow along.
    xo,
    Angela

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  15. Those rolls look so hard to resist. I like to try different types of bread.

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  16. these are sooo mouth watering! look soft, fluffy and buttery...nice Theresa! :)

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  17. Thank you for sharing this yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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