Yeast Bread Shapes
By: Alesandy Perea
Clover Leaf Rolls
Parker House Rolls
Remove from the bowl and knead by hand on a floured surface for about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 60 to 70 minutes. On a floured surface, punch down the dough and shape into desired shapes. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Roll the rope of dough as long as you can - at least 18 inches or even a bit more. Because the dough has a tendency to shrink back on itself, it helps to roll it out partway, let it rest for a few minutes, and then roll it the rest of the way.
Next, take either end of the rope in your finger tips and draw them together so the dough forms a circle.
Twist the ends of the rope together once or twice, depending on your preference.
Then bring the twisted end toward yourself and fold it down onto the bottom curve. Use a bit of water or milk to wet the ends and make them stick them onto the dough.