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Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls

These light and buttery rolls are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Be sure to read through the recipe in entirety before starting, since there is a lot of hands off time.
Course Bread
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 rolls
Author Adapted from a Recipe by Bobby Flay of Food Network


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 7 oz package of active dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast if you have the larger container instead of the packets
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 eggs beaten with a fork
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter unsalted, melted


  1. Using a small saucepan, heat milk until simmering.
  2. Stir in sugar and butter and remove from heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Allow milk mixture to cool.
  4. Measure warm water into a glass measuring cup, dissolve yeast into the warm water and allow yeast to become foamy.
  5. Place cooled milk mixture, eggs, yeast, salt and 3 cups of flour in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  6. Using dough hook, mix until smooth.
  7. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to the mixer, mixing until the dough forms a smooth ball.
  8. (Alternatively you can use a food processor with the dough blade for the mixing step)
  9. Lightly flour a surface and use it to knead dough by hand for approximately 5 minutes.
  10. Place ball of dough into a greased bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled, approximately 1-2 hours.
  11. Using the floured surface again, punch dough down, and shape into balls.
  12. Place balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or greased with butter.
  13. Cover with kitchen towel and again allow to rise until doubled, approximately 40-60 minutes.
  14. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  15. Bake until golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.
  16. Remove rolls from the oven and brush with melted butter.
  17. Serve while still warm.
  18. Place leftovers in a sealed container.