Monday, March 1, 2010

Cloverleaf Rolls

These delicious and easy cloverleaf rolls are a cinch to make even for you people out there that are afraid of yeast.  If I can make these anyone can.  They taste like Parker House rolls and require no human kneading  (I don't heart kneading).  All they ask for is butter!

4 cups all purpose flour
1 packet Rapid Rise yeast
1 cup milk
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 room temperature eggs

In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix together 2 cups flour and the yeast packet. In a medium size microwave bowl, heat milk, sugar, butter at 30 second intervals untils it reaches 120 degrees.

Add the milk mixture and the eggs to the flour mixture. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed just until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula and mix on medium speed (one a Kitchenaide - 4) for 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer and take off the paddle and put on the dough hook.  At low speed add in the remaining two cups of flour 1/2 cup at a time.  Once all of the flour has been added, scrape down the bowl again and knead on low for 5 minutes.  Place dough in greased bowl  - either use vegetable or canola oil.  Non-stick cooking spray will work great too.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
After dough has risen, punch it down, cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes.





Spray non-stick cooking spray into the cups of a muffin pan.  Take little piece of dough and roll into little balls about 1/2 inch in diamter and place 4 dough balls into the muffin cups.  Cover the muffin pan with plastic wrap and let rise 30 to 45 minutes. 




Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Can you heard them begging for butter?

51 comments:

Pam said...

Wouldn't those be good with my coffee right now?!

Joanne said...

I love parker house rolls! Love the shape on these...with some food coloring...very perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love these! So cute and soft looking.

JodieMo said...

These just make me happy by looking at them. Nice rolls!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

My mom used to make these. And yes, they are delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

A Year on the Grill said...

I am so captivated by bread baking right now... will read every post i see about this!

well doen

April said...

oh yum! these look great!

gigi said...

Oh, I am so going to make these!!! My kitchaide is sitting on the counter right now! I had to make a cake last night for my DIL's boss. Today is her birthday and they all like my carrot cake.
I love that I can let my kitchenaide do all the kneading for me.
Smiles.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm one of those that yeast scares. These look fantastic!

doggybloggy said...

man o man I wish I could bake like this - these are perfect.

Diana's Cocina said...

I enjoy these rolls. It's been a while since I've made them. Maybe it's time? =)

steph said...

YUM - I love bread!! I also hate to knead bread. I'll have to try these.

5 Star Foodie said...

Those sound scrumptious and I love the shape!

The Diva on a Diet said...

I don't heart kneading either ... so these look perfect for me. They're beautiful, Katherine!

Elra said...

This rolls really look delicious, I should try to make my own too.

Cheryl said...

Those are beautiful rolls! I cant wait to make the Turkey Burgers, I gotta start eating less red meat!

Big Dude said...

Not many things better than fresh hot bread.

Sandra said...

I'm Southern through and through; no meal is a meal unless there's bread AND butter on the table! These look incredible, can't wait to try them against my recipe.

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG. Yes I CAN hear them begging for butter! *drool*

Judy said...

These look absolutely wonderful! And I'm not afraid of yeast.

Pam said...

These rolls look incredibly tasty! I love parker house rolls and haven't made them in years so, this recipe is a go! Thanks!

teresa said...

they're so pretty! dye them green adn they'll be awesome for st. patty's day!

buffalodick said...

Butter...I like to stock up on it when on sale. My wife came home with 4lbs. of unsalted butter- grabbed the wrong stuff!

Marjie said...

A little less rich than the ones I made last week, and at least yours don't look like they were made by an incompetent! I may try these! I don't heart kneading either, which is why I let the bread machine or Kitchenaid do all the work.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm begging for butter. And rolls.

Debbie said...

Oh I wish I had those to go along with my dinner tonight. I have store bought dinner rolls and yours look waaaayyyyyy better!!!

Jane said...

Oh..those rolls look great! I love baking bread but don't always have a lot of time to make them. Your rolls would be gone in 2 seconds at my house!

Julie said...

Oh carbs, how I love thee. These look perfect and mouthwatering!

Bridgett said...

I love making these and they always turn out perfectly. I can almost smell yours baking from here!

Hornsfan said...

Beautiful! I've been on a huge home-made bread kick, no-knead of course! These will have to make the rotation

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Katherine, Those rolls may be begging for butter---but they are really begging for ME to eat them!!!!! Looks fabulous!!!!

I'm glad you all are planning a get-together. Hope we can come.

Hugs,
Betsy

Laurie said...

Your rolls are divine! And I love your idea for turkey burgers. I have two pounds in the fridge and now I know what to do with it. I think I'll use cheddar for the kids and gorgonzola for the grownups.

Rhandi said...

Your Cloverleaf Rolls look perfect! I haven't made them in a long time. I will have to do a post in celebration of St. Patties day- can't wait. Thanks for the great idea!

Katy ~ said...

My favorite part is pulling apart the cloverleafs and slathering them with butter and jelly!

Sophie said...

Lovely rolls, Katherine!!

Lovely with a good bowl of winter soup!

MMMMM,...

Simply Life said...

wow! those look great!

Pam said...

Those look so good and are fun to make!

Enjoy!

Claudia said...

They are indeed begging for butter. They are also begging to be on my plate - right now. I think they go with oatmeal. I love the ease and will do these.

Justine said...

what's that?! bu- bu- butter? yes i can hear it too!

they look great!

justine

Barbara said...

Nothing better, Katherine! I have an old family recipe for them and my family loves them. They freeze beautifully too!

Danyell said...

Perfect for dinner....I am now a follower. Find me on cooleatsandhottreats.blogspot.com

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love how beautifully these rolls turned out. The recipe does look like a cinch, I will have to try this!

Jamie said...

Oh, Katherine, what fantastic rolls! I have never made Parker House Rolls and though I love making yeast bread they always seemed so scary to make! If you say that something so beautiful and light and fluffy is easy, then I must try them! Excellent!

arlee bird said...

Those are some good looking rolls. I don't make any bread from scratch -- only the ones that come in a can or that you brown and serve. But those would be good to make if I were making some.
Lee (from Tennessee but stuck in L.A.)

The Blonde Duck said...

Now that the in-laws aren't coming down, I can make these this weekend...

Jennifer said...

Do you think I can add green dye for St. Patrick's Day? I am such a bread lover that I want these and a bulb of roasted garlic

TavoLini said...

Those look so pretty! Thanks for the recipe--I am having a brunch this Saturday and have been scouring the blog world for ideas--these look like sure winners :)

Pam said...

I could eat several of those beauties right now. I love this recipe - looking forward to trying it.

Bob said...

Sure, they don't require kneading if you have a stand mixer! :D They look awesome, just like the ones my mom used to make.

Chris said...

You're killing me with this one! I adore parker house rolls.

But no "human kneading" is a tease, I have no stand mixer:(

That settles it, I gotta sell one of my youngin's ;)

sanjeet said...

I love these! So cute and soft looking.
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