Bakers start your ovens! (Thank you Bake from Scratch for the catchy phrase.) But it’s so true. Now is the time to save yourself stress over Thanksgiving dinner and do as much baking in advance as you can.
Why is it that bread is universally a must-have on any Thanksgiving table? We love bread. That’s it. End of this blog for today.
If you are searching for a perfect dinner roll, you can’t go wrong with Parkerhouse Dinner Rolls. To quote King Arthur Flour “These feather-light, buttery rolls were a 19th-century staple of the Parker House, a famous Boston hotel — the same hotel that in 1855 created the first Boston Cream Pie, serving both rolls and pie to the likes of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. So what makes a Parker House roll special? Butter.”
Let’s talk about how to serve these delightful rolls at your Thanksgiving table. One of the easiest ways, is to set each place setting with a bread and butter plate on the left side of the place setting above the forks. If you have butter spreaders, set a butter spreader on each bread and butter plate along with a pat of butter.
Specialty stores have butter pat molds. Buy one in the shape of a maple leaf or an acorn. Fill the mold with room temperature butter and then freeze the mold. After the butter has hardened, remove the butter and layer with wax paper in between. Refreeze. Create as many pats as you have guests, plus a few more in case someone wants an additional pat. It’s just one more way for your Thanksgiving experience to create a feast for the eyes of your guests. And who could resist butter in the shape of a cute little acorn? Now, get to baking!