Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

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Bread is such an vital part of the dinner table. Nothing can match the wonderful aroma of a delicious freshly baked homemade bread. Try this Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls recipe to surprise your family with slightly sweet, warm, fluffy buns that will be devoured in no time. You can serve these easy dinner rolls as a side with soup or stews. They’re made with simple everyday ingredients that will add that charm of simplicity. A simple bread recipe is all about taste, comfort and just the right flavor. This recipe just proves that. Since this recipe calls for the yeast, you will need about anywhere between 2-4 hours to let it rise. Once the dough has risen, it takes just 25 minutes for them to bake in the oven.

It is normal for those who fret about bombing at baking bread with yeast particularly if you have limited or no expertise. But don’t worry since baking with yeast is all about gaining the skill that comes with practice, so it is not all that scary. Just heed these easy steps, and you’ll be baking like a pro. Remember that yeast is a live bacteria that is initiated when warm liquids like milk or water are added to it. Never combine hot liquids with yeast as the hot temperature will kill the yeast activation. If the yeast ceases activation, then the dough is not going to rise no matter what you do, and that will be a classic recipe for epic fail bread. Always add warm liquids that are anywhere between 105 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit. This forms a sound “environment” for the yeast to grow and support the bread to rise. Finally, always dissolve the sugar in the milk first and then combine the yeast with it. When yeast comes in immediate contact with sugar it reduces or even stops working. You can also combine dough enhancer which you can easily find at the baking stores or even online. Dough enhancers improve with the gluten in bread and add more elasticity to the dough.

The solution to making the best homemade bread is to combine all the ingredients until well mixed. The dough has to be at the proper viscosity which is not too hard or too gluey. The right way of preparing a good dough density is by combining the wet ingredients gradually in different batches and keep monitoring for the texture at the same time while mixing. Remember that if you need to use hands for mixing, decent kneading is important for good textured dough. One way of attaining this is by working your knuckles to lightly slap the dough and roll it between the heels of your palms. Always wrap the dough by placing a plastic wrap covering the bowl and let it rest until the dough rises and increases in size. In the winter if it's slightly challenging for the dough to expand due to the absence of enough heat, you can turn on the oven for about 2-3 minutes. Turn it off and stick the container of dough inside the oven and let it rest. The heat produced in the oven will help the dough rise well.

Thank you to Serena at the Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch recipe blog for sharing this easy Cloverleaf dinner rolls recipe with us. Do visit Serena’s blog for more tips on baking homemade bread and other recipes. This dinner rolls recipe is great because of its homeliness and budget-friendliness. Everyone’s going to treasure the taste because it’s so sink-your-teeth-in good with a buttery flavor. Great addition to family dinners!

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