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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-14-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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56 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2019 | THE VALLEY BREEZE Butter Balls With rolls like these, who cares what else is on the table? Rich, luxurious and full of butter, these sensational rolls will steal the show at your holiday table. HISTORY These rich rolls hail from Boston's famous Parker House, which also brought us the Boston Cream Pie. They're still served there today. The secret is lots of butter and a special folding technique. PARKER HOUSE ROLLS Recipe is from King Arthur Flour. Makes 16 rolls. INGREDIENTS 3 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup potato flour or 3/4 cup instant mashed potato flakes 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup milk 1 large egg 3 1/2-4 tablespoons butter, melted 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the melted butter and mix to form a shaggy dough. Knead the dough, by hand (10 minutes) or by machine (7 to 8 minutes) until it's smooth. 2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and rise for 90 minutes. 3. Transfer to a lightly greased work surface. Divide in half and working with one half at a time, roll or pat into a 8x12- inch rectangle. 4. Brush the dough with a light coating of melted butter. Cut the dough in half lengthwise to make 2 4x12-inch rectangles. One at a time, fold each lengthwise to about ½ inch of the other edge, so that the bottom edge sticks out about 1/2 inch beyond the edge. Repeat with each rectangle. 5. Cut each rectangle into four 3-inch pieces, making a total of 8 rolls. Place them smooth side up in a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan. Repeat with each rectangle, making 16 rolls in 4 rows of 4. Gently flatten the rolls to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan and rise for about an hour. 6. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove, brush with remaining butter, and pull apart to serve. – ©2019 GREEN SHOOT MEDIA. NOV-13-2019-GIFT-NPS-Mel.indd 56 11/4/19 10:21 AM

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