Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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Tags: butternut, chicken sausage, cider, Today's Recipe Posted by Kelsey Vala on October 30, 2011 in Today's Recipe
From: Mary Behm | 10/30/11 at 5:37 pm
I was very disappointed in the Parker House rolls recipe that I just tried from your Every Day Food magazine. They looked so good and I followed the recipe to a T but you made a huge mistake Khalil by not telling a non baker that you need to activate the yeast especially since the recipe called for 1/2 the yeast in a packet of "active dry yeast". Big mistake, very disappointed, would have expected more from a recipe!!! We were looking forward to them, they look great in the picture, I did look up the parker house roll recipe on "Food Network" and that is where I learned you need to "activate" the active dry yeast...go figure!
From: LisaC. | 11/3/11 at 4:50 pm
I am surprised that the Parker House Rolls recipe did not instruct on how to use active dry yeast. Given that it didn't, I am concerned that the recipe may have another mistake by not including eggs. I have not seen parker rolls without eggs (even at marthastewart.com). I really want to try these rolls but a family member has an egg allergy. Is it missing eggs? Or are they really not needed.
From: TinaD | 11/10/11 at 7:24 pm
I am in the middle of making these rolls and am wondering why a) I wasn't told to activate the yeast and b) why no eggs are included in this recipe. The dough rose some and I've rolled them into rolls and am letting them rise again. I hope this isn't a waste of my time and ingredients!! I was trying this recipe to see if they'd work for Thanksgiving...
From: Amy | 11/11/11 at 6:20 pm
I made the Parker House Rolls for dinner tonight and they were a disaster. I've made many yeast breads before and this is one of the few that didn't turn out. When reading the recipe I wondered how the yeast would activate without any warm water or other liquid but trusted the recipe and went ahead. I have 24 very dense, non-rising lumps on my baking sheet and a very disappointed family.
From: laura | 11/18/11 at 11:37 pm
I share the sentiments of those above...glad I took time to "practice" before Thanksgiving. The dough didn't rise at all. Has anyone had success with this recipe by activating the yeast first? Did the editors really check this recipe out before printing it? Perhaps you need to hire some average bakers/cooks to proof your recipes.
From: Mike Early | 11/19/11 at 5:01 pm
I too have a lump of satiny dough sitting in a greased covered bowl. I wish I would have read these comments before trying the recipe. I am doing a test run before Thanksgiving and I am so glad I did. I have a great recipe for dinner rolls but I am always open to trying new recipes.......what a waste.
Not only am I disappointed but I have wasted a lot of ingredients: flour, butter etc..
I also purchased the small sheet pan especially of this recipe.
I hate a spoiled dinner!
From: Samantha | 11/20/11 at 9:42 am
So disappointed in this recipe. I expect flawed recipes from MSL magazine, but I've had such good luck with Everyday Food. Glad I tested this recipe for hockey pucks before Thanksgiving.
From: Julee | 11/24/11 at 4:25 pm
Parker House roll recipe is bad. Rolls didn't rise, were too salty.
From: Lisa Steele | 11/24/11 at 8:32 pm
I have made these rolls numerous times, the latest today to bring for Thanksgiving, and using the exact recipe as printed, they come out amazing every time. You water needs to be room temp. The yeast doesn't need to be activated. The honey does it while the dough is kneading. Not sure what everyone else is doing, but the recipe is a great one, and has become my go-to roll recipe. I also added garlic salt and made garlic knots once from the same basic recipe. 5 stars from me.
From: Steven | 12/29/11 at 3:09 pm
I love Martha Stewart, love Everyday Food but these rolls were a complete disaster. I am not a novice baker, I know that you don't always have to bloom the yeast before incorporating it into the flour. That being said, I don't know what I did wrong. I tried making these twice and they never rose at all. I thought that maybe my yeast had gone bad so I bloomed the leftover package and it was still very active. Very disappointed. Have never had a recipe from Everyday Food fail, it was just too bad that the first one had to be on Christmas!
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