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Lucky Clover Leaf Buns for St Patrick's Day
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Clover Leaf Bread Rolls

Delicious vegan clover leaf bread rolls, sometimes known as shamrock buns in our house and perfect for St Patrick's Day lunch with a nice bowl of soup washed down with a pint of what you fancy! 
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Chris @thinlyspread

Ingredients

  • 250 ml (1 cup) dairy free milk ( I used almond milk)
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) vegan margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp active dried yeast
  • 400 g (3 + 1/8 cups) strong white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (poppy, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame)

Instructions

  • Gently heat the milk until it is lukewarm, add the melted butter, yeast and agave, stir and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes until frothy.
  • Put the flour and salt into a large bowl (or into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook) and make a well in the middle.
  • Pour the milk and yeast mixture into the well and stir or mix to combine until you have a rough dough.
  • If you are kneading by hand turn your dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 20 minutes until smooth an elastic. If you are using your stand mixer mix the dough on a low to medium speed for 10 - 20 minutes until you have a smooth. elastic dough.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and leave in a warm place to rise - it should double in size and takes 1 - 2 hours depending on the temperature in your warm place!
  • Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tray.
  • Punch down the dough then divide it into 36 pieces (I never, ever get this right - hence the odd 4 leafed clover popping up!) Roll each into a ball and place 3 (or 4!) into each bun hole.
  • Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size - about an hour.
  • Brush with a little dairy free milk and sprinkle with the seeds.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180Fan/390F and bake your clover leaf rolls for 15 - 20 minutes until browned and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.