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Honey Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe

Honey Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe

"Honeybees like to build their hives near fields of thyme," explains Eleanor Davis of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "These lovely rolls include both honey and thyme."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (prepared with milk)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon milk


  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in honey; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, buttermilk, butter, thyme and salt. Add the egg, whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all-purpose flour; beat on medium speed to form a soft dough. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to from a stiff dough.
  • 2. 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 three portions; divide each into 18 pieces. Shape each into a ball; place three balls each in greased muffin cups. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  • 4. For the glaze, combine egg and milk; brush over rolls. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 125 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 76856
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"These rolls were ok. I would suggest either lowering the baking temp or checking after 12 mins. Mine were in the oven for 15 mins and were pretty well-done on the bottoms."

gennace User ID: 1656268 76854
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2008

"Can this recipe be made in my bread machine? I have carpal tunnel syndrome and it is hard for me to knead dough, anymore. Thanks"

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