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Cloverleaf Rolls

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1 (¼-ounce) package active dry yeast
cup warm water
4¾ cups bread flour
cup dry milk powder
cup sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 cups water
½ cup vegetable shortening
¼ cup melted butter


  1. Sprinkle yeast over 1/3 cup warm water, stir until blended and let stand 5 minutes.

  2. In large bowl, combine flour and milk powder.

  3. In medium bowl, stir sugar and salt into 1 1/3 cup water. Add yeast mixture.

  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, using a dough hook, combine flour mixture and water mixture at low speed, for 1 minute or until blended. Add shortening and mix at medium-low speed 10 minutes.

  5. Shape dough into a ball, place in a lightly greased glass bowl and loosely cover with plastic. Place in a warm area and let dough stand 1 ½ hours or until doubled in size. Punch down and divide into thirds. Shape each 3rd into small 1 ½-inch balls and place 3 balls into lightly greased muffin tins. Brush with melted butter.

  6. Let stand in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in size. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Brush with remaining melted butter. Serve warm.