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Parker House Rolls Recipe

Parker House Rolls Recipe

Mom is especially well-known for the delectable things she bakes, like these moist, golden rolls. When that basket comes around the table, we all automatically take two—one is just never enough. —Sandra Melnychenko, Grandview, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon plus 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup warm water; let stand 5 minutes. Add milk, salt, egg, oil, 2 cups flour and remaining water and sugar. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into two portions. Roll each portion to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. If desired, brush with butter.
  • 4. Using the dull edge of a knife, crease each slightly off-center. Fold at the crease. Press edges together lightly. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 5. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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goodfellows User ID: 6287842 254849
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2016

"This is a question about the canola oil, can you substitute vegetable oil instead? Thank you"

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 244373
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"These are very moist and tasty. Thanks for sharing!!"

Bakeandrun User ID: 6385873 241104
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"These are perfect for holiday meals.Bake ahead and freeze, then pop in the oven for a quick warm up."

meganshakes User ID: 4295286 36427
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"These are so delicious! Super easy to make, and the rolls are so fluffy."

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 15213
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"The taste and texture was perfect. I was highly irritated with the direction though. It states that prep time is 40 min. but if you read carefully from start to finish is more like 90-95 minutes. I didnt read first and we had somewhere to be and nearly didnt finish on time."

sevyjj User ID: 3727756 16163
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"These rolls are easy to make and are were so yummy. I have people ask me to make them whenever we have a potluck!"

Kensmoma User ID: 1059460 201658
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2008

"I've made these rolls dozens of times now. Ever since we tried the recipe, this has been the one we use for Sunday dinner or anytime we want homemade rolls. My husband says they are exactly like the ones he remembers from his childhood. The only thing I do different is to make balls of dough instead of folding the cut circles. Works great like this!"

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