Potato Clover Leaf Rolls #BreadBakers

Clover leaf rolls

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Clover leaf rolls

America really makes a world citizen out of you. I remember landing here 10 years ago and wanting nothing more than to stay connected to my roots and keep old family traditions alive. But a decade later, I celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, Purim and Thanksgiving just like I celebrate Diwali, Eid and Holi. You become one with people and cultures in America. You are part of the whole and everyone else Is a part of you. We are blessed to live in a unique and loving country. Here’s wishing everyone a happy Saint Patrick’s day.

I made these potato clover rolls in honor of the Saint Patrick’s celebration that is both religious and festive. We had the parade this past Sunday in downtown Denver and it was a riot of fun, food, festivities and it was a flood of green. It was also my first time seeing this parade from close quarters as I am usually someone who avoids crowds and busy areas in general.

Clover leaf rolls

But this past Sunday, I got my taste of the celebrations, albeit a bit unwillingly. If I didn’t have to show up for work, I would have probably just read about it in papers later. But I am glad I got to experience the parade, although not glad that after work I had to deal with a lot of drunk drivers on the roads. That was kind of scary and not cool. But I made it home safely and I have this wonderful potato clover leaf recipe for you all.

Clover leaf rolls

Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm is our host for this months BreadBakers and she asked to make our breads with the Irish theme in mind for Saint Patrick’s day.


#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.



Clover leaf rolls


  • 4 t active dry yeast
  • 1 ⁄8c warm water
  • 2 c bread flour
  • 1 c potato starch
  • 1.5 T salt
  • 1 ⁄8 c milk powder
  • 1 ⁄8 c sugar
  • 1 ⁄8 c cold butter cubed
  • 1.5 c cold water
  • 1/4 tsp matcha tea powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375* F

  2. Hydrate yeast with warm water. 

  3.  Combine all dry ingredients in a stand mixer and mix to combine. With mixer running add yeast and water mix until just combined. Add cold water and mix for 7 minutes on low speed. Move from mixing bowl onto lightly floured surface and knead my hand until smooth ball forms. Place in a bowl sprayed with a light coating of oil, cover with plastic wrap and allow too double in size.

  4. To shape divide dough into 2 portions - one bigger and one smaller. Make 12 rolls from the larger dough portion and use the smaller portion to make  12 small flat discs. Cut the discs in clover shape and put them on top of the  bread rolls 

  5.  Place in a muffin pan that has been prepped with some butter and proof  until double in size. 

    When proofed, brush with a little water and sprinkle some matcha tea on top. I also used a paintbrush to paint the matcha tea into the "veins" of the clovers. Bake at 375 until  golden.

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Comments 13

  1. I guess that happens with every landed Immigrant. I am totally blessed to live in a SAFE and LOVING country, too! 🙂
    These potato rolls look absolutely delicious! great pictures, thanks for the recipe!

  2. Wow, those rolls look sooo pretty. Actually too pretty to eat — I would probably just admire them. They sound very flavorful and delicious.

  3. Love the photos. love the shape of the clover leaf rolls and you’re right people outside India quickly learn to embrace other cultures too. For my family in UK Christmas is as important as Diwali. Here in Kenya too we celebrate Eid, Diwali, Christmas, Easter with our neighbours and friends.

  4. How interesting that this goes on in Denver! I’ve been in Chicago on St. Patrick’s day, where they dye the river green, but we don’t have quite this much of a celebration in Los Angeles. We have a few events through the greater metropolitan area, but nothing so unifying.

    P.S. Your rolls look delicious. Love the shape!

  5. Probably the most interesting St. Pat’s Day celebrations I’ve seen have been in New York. Major party time! Anyway, these rolls look outstanding. Perfect shape! Good stuff — thanks.

  6. How pretty these rolls are. And I agree with your sentiments about how lucky we are to live in this big, beautiful melting-pot of cultures.

  7. Your rolls turned out perfectly. Glad you made it home safe and sound. You would think people would learn not to drink and drive.

  8. Stunning photographs! I like the dark background and how the light dances across the rolls. I’d still like to make it downtown to take one of your classes. Hopefully sooner than later.

  9. Many years ago, I went to that St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Denver. A good friend of mine was living there at the time, and we had such fun. I absolutely adore this rolls of yours! And your photos are gorgeous!!!

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