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Good enough for Ho

Today Mike is away visiting his mom. Z. and I are home, and I am baking Parker House bread. (Same recipe as rolls, but in loaves.)

This is a simple white bread recipe from the famous Boston Parker House restaurant. I am not sure if Ho Chi Minh invented it, probably not. I think it predates even him. But he certainly used the recipe. He worked at the Parker House as a baker.

Here is picture of my loaves ready to rise for the second time. When they come out of the oven I am going for a swim.


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Jun. 30th, 2015 08:17 pm (UTC)
Being from Boston, I'm familiar with Parker House rolls!! My grandfather loved them! My grandmother adored another Boston 'tradition', blueberry muffins from Gilchrist's!! I worked in Gilchrist's stationery dept. as a teen and would buy muffins for my grandmother about every other week!

Ho Chi Minh worked there???

I grew up in Boston in the 40's and 50's and Perker House rolls were already a 'tradition' then.
Jul. 1st, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
Ho Chi Minh worked there from 1911 to 1913. Before my time or yours. Malcom X worked there too, much later. And everyone who was anyone ate there of course.

They also seem to have invented the Boston Cream Pie. If that was all that they ever did it would be enough to cover them with glory in my opinion!
Jun. 30th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
I have never come across the Parker House Hotel before, or its rolls! What a fascinating history the place has. I am very impressed by anyone who can bake cakes, bread or anything. I am useless when it comes to baking :}
Jul. 1st, 2015 03:29 pm (UTC)
When Hazel had her fall I just put them into the fridge. The rising was slowed enough that they were not ruined. Baked this morning. They are ok. Not my best work perhaps, I did not think to let them reach room temp before the oven. But the flavor is correct. They are adequate.
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