Friday, November 23, 2007

Find the 4-Leaf Clover Rolls

My grandmother makes the best rolls. Someday I will get her recipe but until that day comes I will just have to keep experimenting with imitations. This recipe was alright but I probably won't make it again. I thought the rolls were too dry. They weren't soft and doughy in middle like my grandmother's recipe.

Find the 4-Leaf Clover Rolls

1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons superfine sugar (caster sugar)
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons dry active yeast
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups flour, plus a bit extra if needed
2 tablespoons , melted for brushing, for lining bowl and pans

  1. Warm the milk until lukewarm.
  2. In a large bowl pour in the lukewarm milk, stir in sugar, the 4 tablespoons of softened butter and the yeast. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and salt to the mixture.
  4. Stir in 4 cups of flour a little at a time adding more if needed to get a rough dough texture.
  5. Knead dough until smooth (about 5-10 minutes).
  6. Place the dough into a clean bowl coated with shortening; cover with tea towel and let sit in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 1/2 hours).
  7. Coat 2 muffin pans with shortening.
  8. Punch down raised dough and roll into balls, sized to fit 3 into each cup in the pan. Make a few to fit four balls in the pan for the 4-leaf clovers.
  9. Cover the pans with a tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours.
  10. Preheat the oven to 400F; brush the rolls with the melted butter and bake about 20 minutes until lightly browned.
  11. Let cool slightly before serving.

1 comment:

MrsPresley said...

i love homemade rolls! :) these look beautiful...