Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Sourdough Cloverleaf Rolls #BreadBakers

These tender, delicious, pull-apart, cloverleaf rolls start with sourdough and make a perfect addition to your holiday meal.

Cloverleaf Rolls

The Bread Bakers are sharing Thanksgiving Breads today .......
Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen is hosting today and invited us to make bread suitable for a Thanksgiving Feast.  That could be anything depending on what foods you decide to serve up to celebrate this American Holiday.  

#BreadBakers is a group of bread-loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

I always go with a Traditional Turkey Dinner but try to bring some variety to the table with new side dishes.   However, it is not written in stone that you must have Turkey on Thanksgiving.  My friend Camilla of Culinary Cam, celebrates each Thanksgiving with foods from one of the cultures that make up our melting pot.  I think that is a great idea!!!

Bread Bakers, is itself, a melting pot of bloggers from around the world so I am anxious to see what breads they have brought to the table.

sourdough cloverleaf dinner rolls

These dinner rolls start with a sourdough starter and require an overnight rise making them the perfect bread to serve on Thanksgiving. Once you have all your other dinner prepareations done and everything is in the oven.  You can pull out your dough and make your clovers at your leisure.  Set them aside for a final rise and when the rest of the dinner is out of the oven and resting, pop these in and they are ready in only 15-20 minutes.

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Yield: 12 rolls
Author: Wendy Klik
Sourdough Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

Sourdough Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls

These tender, delicious, pull-apart, cloverleaf rolls start with sourdough and make a perfect addition to your holiday meal.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 20 MinInactive time: 24 HourTotal time: 24 H & 35 M


  • 4 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. sourdough starter, active and bubbly
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • large pinch of salt


  1. Place the flour, sourdough starter, water, honey, oil and salt into the large bowl of a stand mixer, filled with the dough hook.
  2. Start on low speed and mix until combined. Increase speed to medium-high and knead the dough for about 8 minutes.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise overnight.
  4. Knead the dough by hand and divide into 12 equal pieces. Divide each piece into 3 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place 3 balls into each of 12 muffin cups, cover and let rise for a couple of hours.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 15-20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

6.51 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.9 g

Carbs (grams)

51.39 g

Fiber (grams)

1.44 g

Net carbs

49.95 g

Sugar (grams)

11.73 g

Protein (grams)

5.42 g

Sodium (milligrams)

6.14 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg


  1. Beautifully baked sourdough rolls Wendy! I must revive my sourdough starter.

    1. I neglect mine so terribly sometimes Sneha but it is always very forgiving.

  2. These look perfect! I'm so excited your starter is working so well!

  3. I do love a cloverleaf roll! Yours are so pretty and they remind me of my grandmothers. I don't think they ever made the rolls from scratch but they were a staple at any holiday dinner.

    1. I was pleased with how they turned out Stacy. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. I am yet to try cloverleaf rolls .These are wonderful and soft. Thanks for baking with us. Great for thanksgiving table.

  5. Oh my goodness, these are an indulgence! Beautifully enriched sourdough, can't wait to try them out.


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