Find the 4-Leaf Clover Rolls

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

These taste just like the clover leaf rolls that my mother used to make. I found this in a British recipe book called 500 Fabulous Cakes and Bakes. I like the idea of making a few of the rolls 4-leaf clovers. Who will be the one or two that get lucky. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

Great little rolls, and they bring back such nice memories. My great-grandmother and grandmother both always made clover rolls for the holidays. I love the idea of including some 4-leaf clovers in the bunch-- fun surprise for the kids. I think they could use a tad more salt (maybe because I used unsalted butter), which I'll add next time. Thanks! --Heather

Heather U. December 10, 2006

Fantastic...these are little beauties! I made a dozen in the muffin tins and the other dozen just as regular round rolls (due to only having one muffin pan)They are such a light and fluffy roll with a slight buttery flavour. Absolutly fab served warm with lashings of butter but are just as good cold. A great dinner roll! Thanks for sharing!

Stardustannie May 28, 2006