Let’s talk about one of my biggest love languages. Rolls. I love them. Every holiday season they are something I look forward to at every special meal. I love them plain with butter, spread with jam, dipped in gravy; there is no wrong way to eat a roll. However, when I began my journey to nourish my body better with the foods I was eating, I realized that endless rolls might not fulfill my new health goals.
Enter sourdough. Sourdough bread is the true hero for my fellow bread lovers. Did you know that the fermentation process of sourdough lessens the effects of antinutrients commonly found in bread? This makes the nutritional value of sourdough much higher as it allows your body to absorb more of the good nutrients found in the ingredients. It also releases antioxidants and folate during the fermentation process! Pretty amazing right? All that said, these Parker house rolls made with sourdough will be the star at your next dinner.
- 2 cups sourdough starter
- 3/4 cup room temperature water
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup organic sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup melted butter (plus a little to brush on top at the end)
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 8-9 cups organic flour of choice
- In a stand mixer, combine evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
- Add half of the flour and mix well.
- Add yeast mixture and mix.
- Add 1 cup of flour and melted butter and mix again.
- Add the rest of the flour and mix until dough barely cleans side of the bowl. Knead well for 10 minutes. Cover and let rise for 6-8 hours.
- Roll out dough to 3/4 inch thick. Use the top of a cup to cut the dough into circles, brush with melted butter, and fold so that the top half slightly overlaps with the bottom half. Cover and let rise until doubled.
- Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Brush with melted butter.