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Carrot Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe

I first tasted these finger-licking, delicately moist rolls at my friend's house-and wouldn't leave without the recipe!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. Place carrots in a small saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool slightly. Place carrots in a blender or food processor; cover and process until pureed. Add egg and 1/4 cup warm water; process until blended.
  • 2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in remaining water. Add carrot mixture, oil, sugar, molasses, salt and 2-1/2 cups flour; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 45 pieces. Shape each into a ball; place three balls in each greased muffin cup. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with butter. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 15 rolls.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 181 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.