A Fielding family favourite – pair the rolls with all wines and any meals from celebratory holiday feasts, to hearty soups, stews and cozy nights in by the fire.
- ¼ CUP OF GRANULATED SUGAR
- 1 TSP SALT
- 1 TBSP OF SHORTENING (or oil)
- Add 1 cup of boiling water. Let stand until lukewarm
At the same time:
- Add 1 yeast package (I use the traditional kind) into half a mug of warm water and a dash of sugar.
- By the time this has risen to the top of the mug the other mixture will be lukewarm.
- Add the yeast + 1 well beaten egg to the top mixture and stir a bit
- Add 2+ cups of all-purpose flour until dough is fairly stiff
Now for the dough to rise you have options:
- Smooth a tiny bit of oil over the top, cover with a towel and put in the fridge overnight or cover and put in a warm place so it doubles in size (if I’m in a hurry I will warm the oven slightly, and put the bowl in to speed up the process)
- Once the dough has doubled in size place on a floured counter and knead about a minute adding flour as needed.
- Break into small pieces and form small balls placing 3 balls into greased muffin pans. Let rise until roll size covered on the counter (again you can speed up the process and place in a warm oven)
- Paint/ brush the muffin pan rolls with a small amt of beaten egg white
- Bake 10-12 minutes at 425 and enjoy! These delish rolls are best served warm, dripping with melted butter. Or use them to make the best left over turkey dinner sandwiches!
The story behind the rolls:
Muriel Allport was a special family friend who loved to cook and entertain. Known as Mimi to most people, she taught me to make cloverleaf rolls at an early age. Today they show up at most family dinners. She had an infectious, loud laugh that let you know she was nearby. When you were invited to her home for dinner you were in for a treat. It was a meticulously prepared meal and proper table setting. She was also well known for cooking up a batch of doughnuts or onion rings outside on her deck before you were invited to partake in a sauna that she built herself. She was one of a kind…..