Old Fashioned Cloverleaf Rolls for Easter Dinner

We have been chatting about holiday traditions this week, coloring eggs and Easter Brunch recipes. Today I’d like to tell you a little about my Mom. She was an¬†excellent cook, and many holidays were spent with family members and great food!

One of the things she always made was Cloverleaf Rolls. I remember the aroma of them baking, it filled the house. Now, Mom used to always make them from scratch, but since we are updating old traditions with new methods for the Easter Recipes, I decided to use my bread machine for the Cloverleaf Rolls.

These rolls are perfect for any holiday, and easy enough for a special weeknight meal. Since I haven’t made them in the Bread Machine before, I knew right where to go for the recipe…MomAdvice! She has great recipes for the Bread Machine, like the one we used on the Homemade Pizza Pockets.

The recipe is for basic Buttery Rolls, and I just formed 1 inch small balls on placed three of them in a muffin tin to form the Cloverleaf Rolls.

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Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe for Bread Machine
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An easy recipe to enjoy homemade rolls. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com Adapted from MomAdvice
Serves: 24 rolls
  • 1 cup warm milk {70 to 80 degrees F - I put mine in the microwave for 1 minute}
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast {a little more than 1 package}
  1. Put all ingredients in bread machine, according to manufacturer directions.
  2. Select dough setting. {mine is 1 hr + 20 minutes}
  3. When bread machine beeps and cycle is complete, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  4. Divide dough and shape into small 1 inch balls
  5. Place 3 balls into greased muffins tins {this recipe made 24 rolls}
  6. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-16 minutes or until golden brown
Liz says...
These rolls were delicious, flaky and still moist. We tried several different sizes, the 1 inch balls were the best.

Doug says...
I could hardly wait for these to come out of the oven, they smelled so good.

If you don’t have a Bread Machine, this recipe from How Sweet It is, looks great!

In case you missed them, here are our other Traditional Easter Recipes so far…stay tuned for more to come!

Linking this recipe up with Southern Plate and her Easter Recipe Round Up! 


  1. Thank you so much for this recipe. Made these for Thanksgiving dinner today and everyone loved them! Nobody has made homemade rolls for our dinners for years, since my Grandmother used to bring them. They were ‘almost’ as good as hers! Definitely a keeper. It was so easy too! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Trudy Maynard says

    Excellent dinner buns! Planted small easter bonbons in the middle of the clover.
    This recipe is a keeper.

  3. This recipe makes a beautiful cinnamon roll!

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