How to Make Clover Leaf Rolls – Behind the Recipe | Allrecipes.com
Behind every great meal, there’s a story. And behind every great recipe, there is a journey. Behind the Recipe. My grandmother, in the
depression, had five children, and not a lot
of income, so she had to get up very early in the morning
and make loaves of bread, and rolls, to sell, so she could
supplement the income. and keep the family going. There are four girls in the family, so they
would switch off, although my mother was the youngest, and the other girls
would have been a little older at the time. So, probably most of the ownness
fell on my mom. I just know it wasn’t easy. I totally remember growing up
that my mother would make huge batches of bread
a couple times in the winter, and we had put away jam
during the summer. And so she would make 10 or 12 loaves
of bread, and we’d deliver them to the neighbors, with, you know, hot.
They were still hot out of the oven, with a jar of jam. And that was, kind of,
one of my fondest childhood memories. I learned by watching my mother.
Baking bread in our family was an all day affair. Uh… she would start it early in the
morning, in the afternoon, you know, she would form it and put it into
the pans, and put it in the oven. So, basically we have this
wonderful yeasty smell in your home for the whole day. She’d always make clover leaf rolls. So there was like three little rolls,
within a roll. I never had anything but
clover leaf rolls. I love bread. I love both to make bread,
I love to watch it grow, I think it’s alive. I think it’s, you know, this wonderful thing
that you can’t really see in any other baked good. Or, anything else you cook,
for that matter. You can actually, you know, watch this product be alive, and grow. Which is, you know, fascinating to me. I’ve got people asking me recently,
you know, what would be the one thing you couldn’t get along without,
as far as food goes, and I think bread is probably it.
Bread is necessary, and it did help my family at a time when
they needed help, and it certainly gone full circle
with me. I make my living making bread.