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Clover Leaf Roll Size

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Dwayne

Clover Leaf Roll Size

I’m getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day.  We are going to a potluck and I am bringing Clover Leaf Rolls.  I’ll be using the Buttermilk Cluster recipe from The Fresh Loaf but I did not know how much dough to use for each roll.  So while making the weekly loaf for sandwiches (Peter Reinhart’s Soft Sandwich Bread and Roll Dough from Artisan Breads Every Day) I experimented with a range of differ sizes to see what seems to work best.

 

I made 8 different size rolls, the sizes are as follows: 27 grams, 30 grams, 45 grams, 60 grams, 75 grams, 90 grams, 105 grams and 120 grams.  Note: Each of those were divided into thirds and made into small balls.  I place the rolls into muffin pans and let them raise while the main loaf did.

 

Below are picture to show how they fit into the pan and when baked.

 

 

 I’ll be using the 75 gram rolls for the potluck (back row 2nd from the left on the previous picture). Here are some pictures on how they turned out.  I brushed most of them with egg and put poppy seeds on them.  Some I left plain for those who can not eat seeds.

 

I hope that some of you find this helpful.

 

Keep Baking, Dwayne

 

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PMcCool


I might have opted for 65-70 grams, based on the pictures, but you certainly have some lovely rolls at 75g.

Paul

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Dwayne

Paul,

 

Maybe next time I would go a little bit lighter on the rolls too.  I was very happy with the way that they turned out.

 

Dwayne

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dabrownman

the 75 G ones be the first from the left on the back row if you baked 90g, 105g and 120 g ones too?  I think the 90 g ones (3 balls at 30 g each) second from the left in the back are the right size.  75 g is too small.

Your rolls look great by the way.

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Dwayne

DaBrownman,

Looks like I mis-counted.  I did make the 90 gram rolls.  Thanks for catching that mistake.

 

Dwayne

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DeeElle

The rolls all look wonderful!

I've been trying to replicate my grandmother's cloverleaf rolls, by my benching skills are under development.  Your exellent demonstration of relative finished size is most helpful.  Many thanks for the post!

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Dwayne

DeeElle

 

I'm glad that this was of help to you.  My benching skills needs lots of improvement!  However these were pretty easy.  You just use a scale to make sure that the little balls are the same size, shape them into round balls and drop them into the greased muffin tins.

 

Dwayne