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Best Cloverleaf Rolls: Easy & Yummy Bun Recipe with Yeast!

Cloverleaf Rolls Recipe - easy & yummy recipe for buns

Are you one of those many who can’t get enough of the complimentary bread baskets served before dinner in a fine dining restaurant? Honestly, I love the assorted breadbasket. Many times I have actually ended up full majorly with only these and my favourite glass of wine. Well, sorry but no sorry! The freshly baked loaves of bread teamed with butter together tastes divine. So this time around I thought of giving out one of my most favourite easy & yummy recipe for bun with yeast and that is of Garlic and Rosemary Cloverleaf Rolls.

Cloverleaf Rolls get the name from the commonly found three-lobed leaf of clover plant due to the resemblance in shape. These rolls originally belong to America. There are many versions available of the recipe for bun like I added a dash of Garlic and rosemary to it. However, the shape is of prime importance in this particular style of dinner rolls. The best part of having them is they are easy to pull apart and one portion of a bun can straightaway be eaten as it is generally bite-sized only.

If you are a beginner to baking bread then this bun recipe is a perfect way to embark your journey as a bread baker.

Cloverleaf bun recipe
Rosemary & Garlic Cloverleaf Bun Recipe


  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 2 1/4 Tsps. Active Dry Yeast
  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4th cup pre-boiled Milk
  • 75 grams unsalted butter or Ghee
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • Few cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tbsps. Dried Rosemary


The measurements mentioned in this recipe for buns yields 15-18 medium-sized Cloverleaf buns.


  • Firstly, take 3/4th cup warm milk (right temperature of the milk is very important for this step) and add active dry yeast to it. If you are taking instant yeast then take little less of the above-mentioned quantity as it is stronger than active dry yeast. Stir the yeast well in the milk. Now add 1 tablespoon sugar to this milk-yeast solution. Sugar acts as a food for yeast, leaving them activated. Cover the lid and keep this aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile mix the flour, salt and rest of the sugar together. Also, add rosemary and little amount of garlic to the same.
  • Once the yeast-milk solution becomes frothy at the top surface then it is fit to be added in the next step of this recipe for bun.
  • To the dry mixture of flour add the milk-yeast solution. Mix well or try to form a dough.
  • Once the mixture starts coming together add half of the unsalted butter or ghee to it.
  • Try kneading it the super sticky mixture will be a bit more manageable.
  • Next, add the egg to this flour dough. Knead it well.
  • Lastly, add the rest of the unsalted butter or ghee to it. Knead the dough well. It will be sticky. Let this dough sit for about two hours in a warm place.
After placing three small balls of dough in each cupcake container let it rest for an hour or so again.
After placing three small balls of dough in each cupcake container
  • Post the resting stage it will become a lot more manageable. Plus ideally, the dough should double in size.
  • Now knead the dough a little and then divide the dough into roughly 15-18 portions.
  • Further, divide each portion into three mini-portions. Make them round in shape.
  • Take a cupcake mould tray and grease it with a little amount of unsalted butter or ghee. Place three such mini-balls in one cupcake mould. Similarly, do the same in the rest of the cupcake moulds.
  • Cover the mould with a cling film and let the dough sit again for about 45minutes to an hour.
  • On top of these cloverleaf dinner rolls add rosemary, finely chopped garlic and then brush a little butter on top of these buns.
  • Preheat the oven at 190 degrees and bake the buns for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

You may also like to try making the Ginger Bread Man cookie for Christmas. Get the recipe here.

Do try making this recipe for buns with yeast and enjoy these delicious homemade Cloverleaf Rolls!

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(7) Comments

  1. This is an easy recipe.
    My daughter does lots of baking , I will ask her to try this 🙂

  2. I am not at all good at baking and all but this looks so alluring and delicious. I wanna grab a bite. I am crazy for breads and buns. Try karke dekhungi if it works out🙈

    1. Siddhi if you would have tried it when freshly baked with butter you would have simply loved it.

  3. Waoh. Will try the recipe soon. Im sure my kids will love them.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sure tell me how it turned out if you try.

  4. This looks super yummy and is there any option for vegetarian? anything we can use in place of egg?

    1. yes of course use self-raising flour and baking powder along with the yeast to give that much needed rise. But if you are a non-vegetarian or an eggitarian, best is to use egg to fluff it up.

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