Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Parker House Rolls, My Grandmother's Recipe
Parker House Rolls, Nettie Delores Stotts
1 cup scalded milk 2 Tbsp. shortening
2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt
1 pkg yeast 1/4 c. luke warm water
1 well beaten egg 2 1/2 c flour
Combine milk shortening and salt. Cool to warm. Add yeast in warm water, add egg, gradually stir iin flout to form soft dough. Beat vigorously, cover and let rise in warm place till doubled in bulk, about 2 hours. Turn out on floured surface and make into rolls. Bake in hot oven, 400 degrees about 15 minutes. Makes three dozen.
Now, like many grandmothers, hse thought many kitchen tasks were intuitive! Here I will add details for "Turn out ... make into rolls..." that I needed. Punch down dough and turn out.
Nettie kept a pastry cloth in a plastic bag and her rolling pin had a cloth cover on it as well. She swore this kept any dough or pastry from sticking. I watched hours upon hours and never saw her fight a dough. No, my mat and pin are not wrapped! Some kids won't learn. And yes, I fight with stuck doughs on many occassions! Back on task here, rol dough 1/2 inch thick and cut with 3 in iscuit cutter. Brush each circle with melted butter and fold in half. Place each half circle in a 13 X 9 buttered pan. Allow to rise about 45 minutes and bake.