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This Old Fashioned Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe, will help you make soft, buttery, light and delicious Clover leaf rolls in less than two hours!

There’s something undeniably comforting about the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through the kitchen, filling your home with warmth and nostalgia.Today, we’re going to take a step back in time and learn how to make old-fashioned cloverleaf rolls—a recipe that has been cherished for generations.

These soft, fluffy, and buttery rolls are a true testament to the art of traditional baking. With their distinctive cloverleaf shape, they make any meal feel special, whether it’s a family gathering, a holiday feast, or a simple weeknight dinner.

Why you will love this Cloverleaf Yeast Rolls Recipe

  • You will need only six basic ingredients to make this easy cloverleaf yeast rolls.
  • This cloverleaf dinner rolls are beautiful with that clover leaf shape, pillowy soft and cotton light…they are super delicious.
  • In this old fashioned yeast rolls recipe, you don’t need to proof the dough two times.So you can save a lot of your time.

This old fashioned cloverleaf rolls recipe is adapted from our Quick and Easy One Rise Dinner Rolls Recipe which is one of the reader’s most favorite recipe.

You might also love our Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls recipe which will help you make softest cinnamon rolls in less than 2 hours.

Ingredients for making old fashioned cloverleaf rolls

  1. Flour :325 g or 2 1/2 cups
  2. Slightly warm milk (not hot) :190 ml or 3/4 cup +2 tsp
  3. Butter :50g or 3 1/2 tbsp
  4. Yeast (instant/active dried yeast):3 g or 1 tsp
  5. Sugar :30 g or 2 1/2 tbsp
  6. Salt:6g or 1 tsp
ingredients for cloverleaf rolls

HOW TO MAKE OLD FASHIONED CLOVERLEAF ROLLS

We can make this easy cloverleaf rolls in 4 simple steps.

1.Prepare the dough

2.Divide and shape the dough

3.Proof the shaped clover rolls

4.Bake the clover buns

1.PREPARE THE CLOVERLEAF ROLL DOUGH

Into a bowl,lets add all our ingredients together and mix them to form a shaggy mass of dough.

how to make cloverleaf rolls

Add the milk, sugar, salt, yeast, butter and flour and mix them together.

cloverleaf rolls

Make sure the milk is lukewarm.We can use equal volume of lukewarm water also instead of milk.

The temperature should not be cold not hot.Just slightly warm just as warm as that of a baby food.Ideally around 95 F.

Yeast will bloom in a warm and sweet environment and the yeast cells will die in a hot environment.

Also take care the butter we use should be at room temperature.We can also use equal volume of melted butter or oil.

Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface .Knead the dough until the dough become soft and elastic.

Only a well kneaded dough can produce soft and fluffy cloverleaf dinner rolls.

2.DIVIDE AND SHAPE THE DOUGH

Once our cloverleaf yeast roll dough is ready, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.

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Then take each part and divide it into three equal pieces.

We can either eyeball it or can use a use a kitchen scale to be more accurate.

Each of them will be around 16-17 g each.

Roll each piece of dough into small balls.

homemade cloverleaf rolls

Tuck in the edges towards the centre and roll each of them into small round balls.

how to make cloverleaf dinner rolls

Grease the muffin pan with some butter so that they will come out smoothly after baking.

Place three small balls into each muffin cup and cover it with a cling film for proofing.

how to make cloverleaf yeast rolls

3.PROOF THE SHAPED CLOVER ROLLS

Let the shaped cloverleaf rolls sit in a warm environment for about 60 minutes or until they puff up and get doubled in size.

cloverleaf yeast rolls

After one hour of proofing, they are ready to to go into the oven.

4.BAKE THE CLOVERLEAF DINNER ROLLS

Bake the cloverleaf yeast rolls in a 350 F or 180 C preheated oven for around 20 minutes.

If the cloverleaf dinner rolls are under-baked, the inside will be doughy and they smell yeasty.So bake sufficiently for 20 minutes.

old fashioned cloverleaf rolls

Brush the top of clover rolls with some butter when they are still warm.

Transfer to a cooling rack so that the bottom will not get soggy.

These Homemade Cloverleaf rolls are best to have while they are fresh and warm.

cloverleaf dinner rolls

HOW TO STORE OLD FASHIONED CLOVERLEAF ROLLS

Once the cloverleaf rolls are completely cooled, place them in a plastic storage bag, or wrap in foil and store at room temperature.

Properly stored, these easy eggless cloverleaf rolls will last for about 3-4 days at normal room temperature.

In extremely warm, humid temperatures, the cloverleaf rolls should be frozen for longer-term storage.

For freezing: Place the clover buns in a heavy-duty freezer bag or wrap the buns tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and freeze.

Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 3 months.

old fashioned yeast rolls

HOW TO REHEAT CLOVERLEAF YEAST ROLLS

Thaw the Cloverleaf yeast rolls and then brush/spray some water on the cloverleaf rolls and place them into a 350 F preheated oven for 5 minutes.

The cloverleaf rolls will be soft and fresh and they smells too good just as fresh rolls.

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CAN I ADD EGG TO THIS CLOVER ROLLS RECIPE

Yes you can add egg to this clover rolls recipe.You can remove 45-50 ml of milk(equal volume as that of one egg) from this recipe and add 1 egg instead.

CAN I USE WATER INSTEAD OF MILK IN THIS HOMEMADE CLOVER ROLLS RECIPE

Yes you can use equal volume of water instead of milk in this Homemade clover rolls recipe.

WATCH THE STEP BY STEP VIDEO : HOW TO MAKE SOFT CLOVERLEAF ROLLS

old fashioned cloverleaf rolls

Old Fashioned Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe

Bincy Chris
This Old Fashioned Clover leaf Rolls Recipe, will help you make soft, buttery, light and delicious Clover leaf rolls in less than two hours!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Proofing time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12 cloverleaf rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 325 g Flour or(2 1/2 cups loosely packed)
  • 190 ml Slightly warm milk (not hot) or warm water or (3/4 cup +2 tsp)
  • 50 g Butter or (3 1/2 tbsp)
  • 3 g Yeast (instant/active dried yeast) or 1 tsp
  • 6 g Salt or 1 tsp
  • 30 g Sugar 2 1/2 tbsp

Instructions
 

PREPARE THE CLOVERLEAF ROLL DOUGH

  • Into a bowl,lets add all our ingredients together and mix them to form a shaggy mass of dough.
    Add the milk, sugar, salt, yeast, butter and flour and mix them together.
    Make sure the milk is lukewarm.We can use equal volume of lukewarm water also instead of milk.
    Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface .Knead the dough until the dough become soft and elastic.
    Only a well kneaded dough can produce soft and fluffy cloverleaf dinner rolls.

DIVIDE AND SHAPE THE DOUGH

  • Once our cloverleaf yeast roll dough is ready, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  • Then take each part and divide it into three equal pieces.
    We can either eyeball it or can use a use a kitchen scale to be more accurate.
    Each of them will be around 16-17 g each.
  • Roll each piece of dough into small balls.Tuck in the edges towards the centre and roll each of them into small round balls.
  • Grease the muffin pan with some butter so that they will come out smoothly after baking.
    Place three small balls into each muffin cup and cover it with a cling film.

PROOF THE SHAPED CLOVERLEAF ROLLS

  • Let the shaped cloverleaf rolls sit in a warm environment for about 60 minutes or until they puff up and get doubled in size.
    After one hour of proofing, they are ready to to go into the oven.

BAKE THE CLOVERLEAF DINNER ROLLS

  • Bake the cloverleaf yeast rolls in a 180 C or 350 F preheated oven for around 20 minutes.
    If the cloverleaf dinner rolls are under-baked, the inside will be doughy and they smell yeasty.So bake sufficiently for 20 minutes.
  • Brush the top of rolls with some butter.
  • Transfer them to a cooling rack so that the bottom will not get soggy.
  • Enjoy cloverleaf rolls while they are warm and oven fresh!

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