Cloverleaf Rolls

These lovely rolls were served at our recent family Father's Day dinner. Though I slaved over Chicken Marsala, roasted vegetables and light and fluffy mashed potatoes, it was these little rolls that stole the show !

The best part: no manual kneading required. The dough is made in the bread maker! All you need to do is divide it after it has risen and form into balls. The balls are then placed, 3 at a time, into muffin cups, then let to rise again for 45 minutes before popping into the oven.

These sweet and fluffy pull-apart rolls are perfect to serve with any meal and taste incredible topped with fresh creamy butter. If you have not eaten a cloverleaf roll before then you have no idea what you are missing!


Here they are perfectly risen
and ready for baking

Brush with melted butter right after
taking the baked rolls out of the oven

*source recipe: 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes


Your beloved bread maker !
1 1/3 cups of milk at room temperature
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoon bread machine yeast
butter for glazing


COMBINE all ingredients into the pan of your bread maker
WHEN ADDING THE BUTTER, break apart into small pieces with your fingers
SELECT Dough Cycle
WHEN cycles has finished, remove dough onto a lightly floured work surface
COVER with large bowl
LET REST 10-15 minutes
SPRAY muffin tin (one that makes 12 regular sized muffins) with baking spray
ON FLOURED WORK SURFACE, divide dough into 12 equal portions
ROLL each portion into 3 same-sized balls
PLACE in muffin cups
COVER with cloth and let rise 45 minutes
PREHEAT oven to 375F
BAKE 15-20 minutes until rolls sound hollow when tapped
MELT 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter and brush across warm rolls
REMOVE rolls from tin and serve.


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  1. Bookmarked!!! I'm looking for easy but great breads/rolls and this sounds perfect! Can't wait to try it one Sunday:@)

  2. Such lovely rolls. Beautiful job.

  3. Wow, these look better than bakery made Parkerhouse rolls...absolutely fabulous!

  4. Those rolls look so beautiful and I love your pictures. The bread machine is definitely one of the best inventions ever :) I hope you'll come by and show them off tomorrow at the recipe spotlight.

  5. Linda, these really look lovely. I love fresh dinner rolls and these sound delicious. Your instructions are picture perfect :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Thanks to all for the great feedback. I highly encourage you to make these - they are divine !

  7. Yum, my family would love warm homemade rolls on the dinner table. Have you tried to make this recipe without a bread machine?

  8. Hi Cathy - no I haven't tried without the bread machine but it cannot be that hard. I would just mix the milk, sugar and yeast together and let stand 5-10 minutes. Then place in stand mixer with dough hook, add remaining ingredients and knead for probably about 5-6 minutes. After that let it rise and follow recipe as you would once breadmaker dough cycle ends. NOTE: replace breadmaker yeast with regular active yeast.

  9. Mmm! What perfect rolls. These look like family dinners to me.


Thank you for your comments!

Linda @ Lemon Drop