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Mother's Rolls Recipe

Mother's Rolls Recipe

These golden cloverleaf dinner rolls were one of my mother's specialties. We always looked forward to them on holidays and special occasions. —Patricia Baxter, Great Bend, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, shortening, egg, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until mixture has a spongy texture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly 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. Let rest for 5 minutes. Divide each portion into 36 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball; place three balls in each greased muffin cup.
  • 4. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen.

Recipe Note

If Cooking for Two: Freeze rolls in a plastic storage bag. Then defrost as many as needed at a moment's notice.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 121 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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