Find the 4-Leaf Clover Rolls

Recipe by Summerwine
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 24 rolls




  • Warm the milk until lukewarm.
  • 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.
  • Add eggs and salt to the mixture.
  • Stir in 4 cups of flour a little at a time adding more if needed to get a rough dough texture.
  • Knead dough until smooth (about 5-10 minutes).
  • 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).
  • Coat 2 muffin pans with shortening.
  • 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.
  • Cover the pans with a tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F; brush the rolls with the melted butter and bake about 20 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.