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Buttery Parkerhouse Rolls

Soft buttery Parker House Rolls

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner rolls
Prep Time 33 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
rise time 2 hours
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 32 rolls
Calories 178 kcal
Author Janet Barton


Roll dough:

  • 6-7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons yeast rapid rise
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs

Cutting out rolls:

  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted



  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine, 4 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. In a medium size sauce pan melt the butter. When butter has melted add the milk into the pan. Continue to barely warm the milk until it reaches a temperature of about 110-115 degrees. Remove from the heat and pour over the flour mixture while the mixer is running. Continue to beat for about 5-7 minutes. Making sure the yeast has dissolved. Beat in the eggs. Add remaining flour 1 cup at a time. Add enough flour to make a soft, slightly sticky dough or until the dough begins to pull away from the edges of the bowl while mixing. Place the dough in a large bowl that has been oiled. Turn the dough to coat completely in the oil. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.

  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter.  Set aside.  Remove the dough from the bowl and roll out about 1/2-inch thick.  Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut rounds for rolls. Gently stretch each round to form an oval shape.  Dip in melted butter.  Fold dough in half so that the top half is longer than the bottom.   Place the rolls on a parchment lined baking sheet about ½-inch apart. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Notes

  •  Because the yeast is added in with flour, rapid rise works best. If using regular active yeast, mix with 1/4 cup warm water then add to flour mixture.
  •  To keep the bottom of rolls crisp after baking, tip rolls out of pan top side down and let cool.


Nutrition Facts
Buttery Parkerhouse Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.