Parker House Rolls and a Guest Post

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by Amy Flanigan on April 5, 2010 · 14 comments

Have you met Joanne? Well, you must. She’s wicked smart and wicked funny, and helping me out this week while I’m trying to find my silverware. Knowing how busy she is, I consider it a huge favor. Let’s see – she’s a medical student, she runs marathons, cooks, and writes. Can you say overachiever? Plus, she bakes her own bread…which in my opinion, makes her gifted. (Being a novice at making bread, it took me three tries to get these rolls just right. But now I think I’m hooked.)

When you’re done reading her story here, go check out Eats Well With Others. You’ll want to stay a while. I always do.

My Dad turns up the radio in the car whenever the song Empire State of Mind comes on. He claims it’s because Jay-Z speaks to him.

But I have a hunch. That his predilection is really due to the fact that, in the song, Jay-Z proclaims himself to be “the new Sinatra”. And my father is holding out hope that the second coming of his own personal savior is on the horizon.

Yeah. My Dad’s a hokey kind of guy like that.

“Hokey”? Really Jo? Really? I can’t believe you just used that word in a sentence. Are you feeling okay?

He also collects antique chocolate pots. Calls milk “Mookie Wilson”. And leaves the last syllable off of every Italian word he can get his hands on.

Yup. I was spawned by those genes. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

Not to mention his pickiness when it comes to bread. It rivals my pickiness when it comes to peanut butter. Which is hard to do.

So when he came over for dinner a week ago – and devoured four of these Parker House Rolls that I had made – I knew they were a keeper. They are buttery and slightly sweet. Fluffy and utterly addictive. It’s a good thing he was there. Otherwise I might have eaten the whole batch. Singlehandedly. And no one really wants to see that.

Print this recipe from Joanne @ Eats Well With Others (adapted from Tyler Florence’s Stirring the Pot)


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DebinHawaii April 12, 2010 at 1:30 am

Fun post from Joanne and wonderful looking rolls. ;-)


daphne April 9, 2010 at 1:17 am

what great looking bread rolls. No wonder they are well loved!


Reeni April 7, 2010 at 9:34 am

These rolls are gorgeous! If ever you need someone to eat food – you know – so you don’t have to – I’m available!


Angie April 6, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I just made some great rolls similar to these for Easter. Great photo, very pretty!


Jennifer April 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

I miss home made bread. Maybe Jay will make these rolls for me????


Jay April 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

Hello. My name is Jay and I’m a “breadaholic.”


Paul April 6, 2010 at 9:12 am

Bread. Good.


Mom April 6, 2010 at 7:37 am

Beautiful rolls. Years ago, I made all my own bread for one year, and the house always smelled delicious. I still enjoy the process but don’t have the time, so store-bought healthy bread has been a staple. I’ll certainly check out your site, Joanne.


Cheryl Cormier April 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm

They look amazing!


Dani H April 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I just drooled all over my keyboard! I’m not normally a big fan of rolls {or so I tell myself, trying to keep the carbs down} but these look utterly delicious! I’m just starting on my bread-baking journey, so will be adding this recipe to my to-bake list. Great guest post. {My daughter and grandchildren never believe that I like the music of “today’s” singers, but I do.} Wish I could be there to help you unpack, Amy. Take care, sweets. *hugs*


5 Star Foodie April 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

These rolls look so yummy! Excellent guest post!


Kim April 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

Awesome guest post Joanne! I love that your Dad listens to Jay Z:D
Tyler’s parker house rolls are a favorite at my house too and yours turned out great!


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