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Parker House Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Parker House Dinner Rolls Recipe

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You won’t be able to eat just one of my mom’s famous yeast rolls. They’re light and fluffy with a wonderful flavor…and even more delicious served warm with a little butter. —Susan Hansen Auburn, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 eggs
  • 6-3/4 to 7-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 134 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the shortening, sugar and salt. Stir in boiling water. Cool to 110°-115°. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add yeast mixture, eggs and 3 cups flour to shortening mixture. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Fold circles in half; press edges to seal. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush with butter. Serve warm. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Parker House Dinner Rolls in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 134 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

Awesome!

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

These are FABULOUS!

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

This recipe came out so wonderful, I felt like I had mastered bread making. I did use my stand mixer for the kneading, as these old hands are not what they used to be. Thank you for a great recipe.

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

Wonderful! These freeze very well after baking. My freezer is full of them so that I can pull them out whenever we have guests.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

WONDERFUL recipe. And very easy to make. My 7-year-old did the kneading and they turned out great! Definitely cannot eat just one :)

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