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Basil Cloverleaf Rolls

 Basil Cloverleaf Rolls
Hints Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona, "This dough will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator, so you can have fragrant, fresh-baked rolls every night. What a treat!"
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour,
  • sugar, yeast, basil and celery salt; set aside.
  • Place potatoes and water in a saucepan; cook until tender. Drain,
  • reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; cool liquid to 120°-130°.
  • Meanwhile, mash or rice potatoes; measure 1 cup (refrigerate
  • remaining potato for another ruse). Combine potato liquid, butter,
  • eggs and mashed potato; add to dry ingredients. Beat until smooth.
  • Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a
  • floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Place in a grease bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and

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Basil Cloverleaf Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • refrigerate overnight or up to 3 days, punching down daily.
  • To bake, punch dough down. Pinch off small portions of dough; roll
  • into 1-in. balls. Place three balls each in greased muffin cups.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. beat egg
  • yolk and water; brush over rolls. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes
  • or until golden brown. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  • Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts:Nutritional Analysis: One roll (prepared with margarine) equals 116 calories, 113 mg sodium, 27 mg cholesterol, 20 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 3 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.