Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jan 1st
  • Ready In3h 40m
  • Servings12
  • Calories198
My Grandma's yeast rolls were always requested at family get-togethers. They're delicious and I cherish the memories I have of baking them with her.

Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls for 12 servings:

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In3h 40m

To cook Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls within 3 hours 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Grandma’s Clover Leaf Rolls easily:

  1. 1 Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles begin to form, but the milk is not simmering. Stir in the sugar, shortening, and salt; set aside until cooled to 110 degrees F (43 degrees C). Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. 2 Beat the egg in a mixing bowl, then stir in the yeast and milk. Stir in half of the flour until no lumps remain, then stir in the remaining flour a little at a time until a smooth dough forms. Place into a greased bowl, turn once to grease the top, cover, and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.
  3. 3 Grease a 12 sectioned muffin tin. Deflate the dough, and place onto a well-floured work surface. Divide the dough into 36 pieces, and form into balls. Place 3 balls into each muffin cup. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. 4 Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 198 calories; 5.5 grams of fat; 31.9 grams of carbohydrates; 5 grams of protein; 17 milligrams of cholesterol; 209 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 27th 2012

    Made these in the bread machine twice now and I can't stop eating them! They are wonderful! Thank you for a great recipe!

  2. Nov 29th 2011

    My fiance and I made these together for our family Thanksgiving dinner and went by the recipe except we doubled it making two pans full . They turned out perfectly . I will use this recipe a ...

  3. Apr 11th 2011

    Not good at all...

  4. Jan 1st 2011

    I have never made dinner rolls before so I found this one to start with. I have made these about 5 times now and they are so good! Just a tip, i grease the bowl with a cooking spray and the ...

  5. Apr 30th 2010

    Made these today to accompany Split Pea and Ham soup. They were super easy to make and were a huge hit! Next time I will use less sugar and will lower the oven temp. I am working with a new ...

  6. Apr 23rd 2010

    brownie, these rolls were excellent. I used the recipe just as you gave it. The family loved them and tells me I need to make them again.

  7. Apr 23rd 2010

    use veg oil on hands when rolling the balls, the rolls will brown even, and will stay soft when cooled, if any is leftover. great recipe

  8. Mar 22nd 2010

    Brownie, these were excellent. Very similar to my Grandma's rolls - the ones she'd make without a recipe she made them so often :) The only change I made was to use buttermilk instead of t ...

  9. Mar 19th 2010

    I only gave this 3 stars because although they were good when just out of the oven, they go hard quickly and for the time needed I would make my regular bun recipe.