How to Make Parke House Rolls

Parke House Rolls Recipe
Ingredients: Make 20 to 24 rolls
1 ½ cup fresh milk
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
½ cup shortening
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
½ cup lukewark water
2 egg
6 to 7 cups all purpose flour plus extra for dusting the table
Melted butter for brushing the dough

Egg Wash:
1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons milk

  • In a medium saucepan, scald milk over medium heat. Remove from heat and add sugar, salt and shortening. Mix with a wooden spoon until shortening is dissolved. Cool to luke warm.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add yeast mixture to lukewarm/cooled milk mixture.
  • Add eggs to yeast milk mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Place 6 cups of the flour in large bowl. Add mixture to flour; stir until dough holds its shape.
  • Turn out dough on a floured surface. Add remaining 1 cup flour as needed, and continue kneading untildough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl. Brush top of dough with melted butter. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Punch the dough in the middle with your fist to remvoe air bubbles.
  • Roll out dough on a flat, floured surface, preferably a pastry board or a marble top.
  • Cut into 2 ½ to 3 inch round pieces, using a cookie cutter dipped in flour to keep it flom sticking to the dough.
  • Fold each rounded piece into two; press edges well to seal so dough will not unfold while baking.
  • Arrange rools on a greased baking sheet and leave to rise again about 1 hour. Meanwhile preheat over to 350 degree F. Brush tops of rolls with egg wash. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. End.
How to Make Parke House Rolls

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