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Need fool-proof yeast rolls, possibly to make in advance?

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  • danna Dec 20, 2004 08:58 AM
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I've signed up for "bread" for x-mas eve dinner and Christmas lunch.

Last year I made Parker House Rolls per Martha Stewart recipe. They were pretty good, not divine. This year in MS, there is a photo of rolls baked in a circle, served on a cake plate w/ herbs on top. She suggests the Parker House recipe for that too. So it's OK to make parker house dough and then form them into balls rather than the fold-over shape? Anyone have other recipe suggestions?

I would love to make both doughs at the same time for the two parties that are 18 hours apart. Also, both will have to be transported about 12 miles to the party site. On x-mas eve an oven will be available, but on x-mas day, I can't guarantee I'll be allowed much oven time in my 97 year-old grandmother's also-ancient oven. Probably enough to reheat.

If anyone can advise me on the best way to procede with as little stress as possible, I'll appreciated it. (At T-giving, I perfectly timed my biscuits for the very last minute, whipped them out of the oven, covered them, lept in the car and snuggled w/ them while my husband drove maniacally to grandmother's house. Then they got cold while we waited on LATE ARRIVALS to whom I may have been slightly less than friendly. I'd like to avoid that this time ;-)

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