Yummy, Yeasty Holiday Memories

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Featured Recipe: Clover Leaf Hot Rolls

Clover Leaf Hot Rolls

If there is one thing that defines my childhood memories of the big holiday spread at my Maw Maw’s house it is clover-leaf yeast rolls. I remember the fun of making them with her and the pure delight of eating them. It wasn’t just the yummy yeasty taste I adored; the three-part roll was the excuse I needed to “play” with my food without being scolded.

Today I am sharing the original Fannie Farmer recipe my grandmother used from the eleventh revision printed in 1956. The only change I am making to the recipe is to use fast acting yeast instead of regular yeast. I find it to be more forgiving than regular yeast and therefore easier to use. You may, of course, use regular yeast, but your rising times will need to increase. 

As written in the Fanny Farmer cookbook this is, “The basic recipe from which you can make many different types of rolls and buns according to the way they are shaped and seasoned.” If you prefer, you can make Singles, Parker House Rolls, Breadsticks or Bowknots. But for me it has to be Clover Leaf Rolls. Nothing else quite does it for a holiday dinner. I hope you enjoy!

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