November 17, 2011
Honey Cloverleaf Rolls
1 c whole milk 3 T unsalted butter 4 T honey 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour 1 1/2 c bread flour 1 1/4 oz package rapid rise yeast 1/2 t salt 1 large egg beaten with 1 T water 1/2 t each poppy seeds, sesame seeds, caraway seeds, mixed, optional 1) In a small pan over low heat, warm milk, butter, and honey until butter has melted and an instant-read thermometer reads 110. In a large bowl, whisk together whole-wheat flour, 1 c bread flour, yeast, and salt. Stir in milk mixture. Beat with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms, adding more bread flours as needed. Dough will be sticky. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes adding additional bread flour as necessary to keep dough from sticking. Cover dough with a cloth and let rise for 15 minutes. 2) Mist a 12 c muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide dough into 12 pieces. Working with 1 piece at a time and keeping others covered with the cloth, divide into 3 even pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and put into a muffin cup side by side to make 1 cloverleaf roll. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover with a cloth and let rise for 15 minutes. 3) Preheat oven to 425. Brush dough with egg mixture and sprinkle with seeds, if desired. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from and serve. All You magazine December 2011 Kitchen tips Bake ahead. You can make the rolls the day before. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Wrap in foil and reheat in a 350 oven for 15 minutes before serving Stick to one see You can use one type of seed instead of mixing them Swap flours. The whole-wheat flour gives the roles a nutty flavor, a hearty texture and added fiber and other nutrients, but you can substitute all purpose flour if that suits your family's tastes. Use the same amount. butter it up. Soften a stick of unsalted butter, mix it with a few teaspoons of honey, spread in 2 ramekins, cover and chill. Serve with the rolls for an extra treat.