Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Garlic Cloverleaf Rolls - #BreadBakers

Look at me being "seasonal" - clover leaves this close to St Patrick's Day in the US. Completely accidental. This month, the bread bakers are baking with alliums. After lots of back and forth, I settled on these cloverleaf rolls. I fully intended on using onions or escallions but I like what I like. So here we are with garlic instead of onions and clover leaf-shaped rolls instead of one of the myriads of other shapes in my head. 

Be sure to scroll down to see the other yummy allium-themed breads that we have for you today.  Thanks for hosting, Karen

Garlic Cloverleaf Rolls (4 Leaf Clover Roll)

Garlic Cloverleaf Rolls

400 g (3 1/3 cups) flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (some cloves of roasted garlic)
3/4 cup of milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons melted butter 
3 cloves garlic, minced
pinch salt 
pinch of dried basil
pinch of dried oregano


Whisk together flour, sugar, instant yeast, salt, and garlic powder. Next, add in the milk, egg, and softened button. Knead until it forms a soft, tacky dough. If the dough seems dry, splash in some more milk. If it is very sticky, add a little flour. 

Place in an oiled bowl. Cover and allow to bulk ferment at room temperature until doubled. My preferred method is to bulk ferment in the fridge overnight. 

While the dough is doing its thing, whisk together all the ingredients for the topping. 

When the dough is ready, brush 12 cups of a muffin pan with some of the garlic butter. Divide the dough into 12 equal parts then divide each part into 3. You should have 36 pieces Roll each into a small ball and place three balls in the prepared muffin pan. 

Loosely cover and allow to rise until puffy. They rise pretty quickly, so remember to preheat your oven to 350 F before they are ready. 

Brush with garlic butter and bake 15-18 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and brush with more butter. Cool and enjoy. 

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