Family Recipes

Grandma Glenn’s Refrigerated Parker House Rolls

1 Qt. Sweet Milk, scalded
1 pkg. yeast
1 cup Crisco
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons Salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup Mashed Potatoes
1/2 cup flour + Flour as needed

When milk has cooled to lukewarm (when you can put your hand on the bottom of the pan), mix milk, Crisco, sugar, salt & mashed potatoes thoroughly. Add yeast dissolved in warm water. Add flour until mixture is the consistency of cake batter. Cover and let rise for two hours.

Punch dough down, then add soda and baking powder mixed with 1/2 cup flour. Add more flour and knead. Cover again and let rise for 1/2 hour. Dough can be refrigerated until ready to bake. When ready to bake, roll out and make into parker house rolls. Let rise in warm spot for two hours or until doubled. Bake at 375° for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

 Her grandchildren swear that no one could compete with her fried chicken. She made wonderful beef pot roasts with potatoes, carrots and onions, baked fabulous pies and her homemade hot rolls are still the standard to which her granddaughters-in-law aspire.