Amish -Parker House Soft Dinner Rolls

There has been a sisterhood of the bread going around in the blogosphere and there is mailing of the dough in mysterious packages..the usps,fedex and ups guys are fainting when they try to get a wiff of the package...what is there in it???? IT IS THE BATTAH(batter)...(s'pozed to say with a flourish!)

I was pretty excited when i received a package from Suganya and no i did not faint when i smelt or tasted the was of-course fermented and tasted sweet and sticky ( obvious right...sugar,milk....)

I did think on what i would make..initially i thought something dramatic...but when i saw the way the amish bakers of the blogosphere prior to me had tackled the dough and raised the bar too high..i chickened out and made something simple and basic...and i am glad to say they came out delicious in the looks department..they are average..huh!

Now i pass on the torch to the three sweetest,nicest and kindest chicks of the blogdom ........they are (drumroll please...)

Laavanya of Cookery Corner
Sig of Live to Eat
Sirisha of Ambrosia...Indian Indulgences

I am not going over the recipe on how to ferment the is given in detail

I followed the recipe of the Parker House Rolls from a book called "Bread" by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno. Keeping to my nature and not following any directions 100%....i did make some here is what i did.


2 tbls dry yeast
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup soy milk
1 tbls flax seed powder
4 tbls butter (unsalted)
31/2 cup bread flour
2 tsp. salt
(i also used the batter which has 1/3 sugar,milk and all-purpose flour in it)


1. Warm the milk to room temp. and add the yeast to it. Let it remain in the milk for 5 minutes...then stir it well to dissolve.

2. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and keep aside.

3.Mix the soy milk and the flax seed powder and whisk well till it foams ( this is a sub for 2 eggs)

4. In a large plastic bowl, mix the bread flour and salt. Make a hole in the center and pour the batter,butter,yeast with the milk and the soy milk with flax seed powder. Stir it with a wooden spoon well....and then turn it to a clean counter.

5. Knead the dough can add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky. The dough should feel soft but not too sticky. Knead it for 5-7 minutes and put the dough in a lightly buttered non-mettalic bowl and cover with a dish towel. Keep this aside for 1 1/2 hours.

6. After 1 1/2 hours, take the dough and punch it down and let it rest for 10 mts.

7. When 10 mts are done...divide the dough to 16 portions,form them into balls and place them on buttered baking pans. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes more.

8. Preheat the oven to 425 F and bake these rolls for 15-20 mts..till they sound hollow when tapped underneath and are browned. Cool them on wire-racks...

I forgot one step..that was to give them a brush with the milk before they went in for baking...but they turned out just fine!

We had them with spicy chole and they paired well. I was a little apprehensive that the rolls would be too sweet with that sugar..but it tasted just fine (somewhat like the pillsbury french rolls -freezer section)


Sreelu said...

wow Rajitha, good job they look perfectly puffed.

Suganya said...

You rock gal! Fab idea this is! Thanks for playing along :)

Sig said...

Woo hoo... those look great girl... really... can't wait for my own smelly package.... :D

Srivalli said...

that looks very tempting...thanks for sharing...

ANI said...

That was simple and easy recipe for making dinner buns.. Ur pics great and very good recipes.

zlamushka said...

Hi Rajitha,

lovely lil buns. I love cooking with soy milk, too... Where is the recipe for Spicy Chole ? Raised my curiosity...

Rajitha said...

sreelu did give me some anxious moments tho...Jeeves (my hysband) said i looked as if i were getting my board exam results!!

suganya - thnks...u rock too hon!

sig- thnks..i can't wait for ur exp. with them too dearie ;)

srivalli- thanks...i love sharing :)

ani- it was easy..the main reason i picked this..i am one lazy girl

zlamushka - spicy chole recipe here...i will post one soon :)..and i love soy-milk too

Asha said...

Looks like a delicious rolls for dinner Rajitha! I don't like the fermenting smell including the Idly one,little scared to even try!:D

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice dinner rolls Rajitha! Thanks for the recipe! I am so confused which dish I should make first after seeing so many good recipes!

Laavanya said...

Those dinner rolls look fabulous Rajitha and thanks for sending on some of that batter to me.

bee said...

those rolls look just so beautiful and soft. great job with the starter.

Rajitha said...

asha- the smell is a turn-off...but it was safe in a no issues :)

latha- happens to me too...every website i see is better than the other..

laavanya- is my pleasure to send u the yummy batter ;)

bee- thanks..they were soft...i gobbled up a couple straight-up ;)

Padma said...

Those lite and fresh looking buns so so cute and soft...looks like everyone is baking the friendship bread these days...

Rajitha said...

padma- thanks...yeah...the batter is being passed there is the baking frenzy!

Priya Dilip said...

Rajitha .. nice looking tofu dish... honey.. u passed on some dough.. Lucky ones!!!

Shella said...

Good job Rajitha. They look lovely. All this blogging & looking at wonderful breads that you all make, makes me itch to try my hand at baking bread, but cant bring myself to spare so much. And Sunday leaves me too tired & lazy.

Rajitha said...

priya will in a few dys be approached by tons of these women asking you want the dough ;)..waiting for ur spin on it :)

shella - it is hard to get started..but it really is is just making the dough and real work just looks lengthy..try baking the bread once :)

Apple said...

So cute n soft buns..looking perfect

Rajitha said...

ah apple..thanks :)

Mishmash ! said...

Having home made fresh rolls for dinner...nothing can beat that :)


Chavi said...

Great work.