Re: Brown and Serve Roll Recipe from Pet evaporated milk can
Date: 7/20/2023, 11:08 AM
On 7/20/2023 12:44 AM, Celeste wrote:
Dear Uncle Phaedrus,
I am looking for a recipe for Brown and Serve Rolls that was on a
Pet Evaporated Milk Can sometime in the 1940ís. The recipe called
for both self-rising flour and yeast. It was a recipe for a large
quantity that you partially baked then could freeze some for later
My friend had the recipe in a box in her car along with many other
treasured family recipes. She was transporting things to her new
home. Her car was stolen and to date still has not been recovered. †
Iíd dearly love to at least get her this recipe from her Grandma.
I called the Pet consumer††line a few days ago, but it was not in
the database available to that customer service unit. †The person
I spoke with, Gina, said she would reach out to marketing and get
back to me when she heard back, but so far nothing. †My attempts
to reach marketing myself have been unsuccessful. †
Any assistance would be much appreciated. †Iíve benefited several
times from responses youíve provided to other inquiries and I am
thankful to have access to your resources.
Take care, Celeste
Sorry, I had absolutely no success in locating a recipe that fits your description.
Just so you'll know, I also searched using alternate descriptions. Instead of "Pet evaporated milk", I checked using "Pet milk", "evaporated milk", "Carnation milk", "condensed milk", "Carnation condensed milk." Instead of "brown and serve rolls", I checked for "brown 'n serve rolls", "brown & serve rolls", "yeast rolls", "dinner rolls," and instead of "self-rising flour"I tried just "flour." I looked at every photo that I could find that was of a Pet milk can - older ones are collectibles and sometimes the collectibles site's photos show the back of the can, with the recipe. The only recipe that I found this way was for "creamy macaroni and cheese." Searching simply for "Pet milk recipes", I found a scanned copy of a 1937 Pet milk recipe booklet on a library website. There was no rolls recipe of any kind in the booklet.
I will post this for reader input.
Janet sent a scan of a recipe called "Easy Icebox Rolls" that she found in a Pet Milk recipe booklet from many years ago. Also, I found a recipe that's similar called "Light Rolls."
Both are below.
Easy Icebox Rolls from Pet Milk Booklet
1 cake compressed or dry yeast
1/2 cup Pet Milk
1/2 cup boiling water
2 eggs well-beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted shortening
4-1/2 cups sifted, all=purpose flour
1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
2. Mix Pet Milk and boilin water and cool to lukewarm.
3. Mix eggs, sugar, salt, and melted shortening and add to Pet milk & water mixture.
4. Stir in dissolved yeast.
5. Add flour gradually about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
6. Knead on floured board until smooth. Put into greased bowl. Cover and let rise
until doubled in size. Knead again to original size.
7. Cover and keep in refrigerator until ready to make rolls. Pull off a teasp. of
dough at a time, roll into a ball and put 3 in each of desired number of greased
2-in. muffin cups. Brush tops with Pet milk to glaze. Let rise until doubled in
size. Bake in hot oven (400į F.) 12 min., or until brown.
Makes 2 dozen.
1 pkg. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. warm water
1 c. milk (or 1/4 c. Pet and 3/4 c. warm water)
1/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. salt
1/4 c. Wesson oil
4 1/4 c. flour
Dissolve the teaspoon sugar in the water, then pour yeast into it and stir until
dissolved well. Pour into a large mixing bowl, then add the milk, sugar, salt,
and Wesson oil. Sift 4 1/4 cups flour into the mixture and stir well. Grease bowl
and hands; knead. Let rise 1 hour or longer. Pinch off small amount of dough for
each roll and place in greased pan. Let rise another hour. Cook and serve hot.