1 package yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup milk, scalded
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
*Richer version: increase either the shortening or sugar or both to 1/4 cup
Soften dry yeast in warm water.. combine milk, shortening, sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm. Add 1 cup of the flour; beat well. Beat in softened yeast and egg. Gradually add remaining flour to form soft dough, beating well. Cover and let rise in warm place (82) til double, about 1 1/2 hr to 2 hours. Turn out on lightly floured surface and shape as desired.
To make cloverleaf rolls, shape dough into small balls. Three should half fill a greased muffin cup. Brush with melted butter. Let double (25-30 minutes). Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 24 rolls.