Parker House Roll/Parker House Dinner Roll

Parker house rolls are invented in 1870's in Parker House Hotel,Boston.These rolls are soft,buttery with a slight sweet taste.The shape of the roll is quite interesting and made by folding the circle or oval shaped,flattened dough in half.
I have seen these rolls in television cookery shows but never attempted to try.When I wanted to make a roll for Bake-A-Thon,the first thing came in my mind was this one.Since it was my first trial I made it in a very small quantity.The rolls are so soft and vanished as soon as I clicked.Off to the recipe.........

                                                                                  Parker House Roll

   Basic Information

   Recipe Source ~ Taste of home
   Preparation time ~ 30 minutes
   Proofing time ~ 1 1/2 -2 hours
   Cooking time ~ 20-25 minutes
   Makes ~ 6-7 rolls



All purpose flour
1-1/2 cups+2 tbs
for dusting
Instant yeast
1 -1/4 tsp
Neutral oil or olive oil
3 tbs
2 tbs
 Luke warm Milk
1/2 cup+2 tbs
1/2 tsp
Melted butter3 tbs


  • Take all purpose flour,instant yeast,salt,sugar and oil in a bowl.mix it well.To this add the milk,knead it to a soft dough.

  •  Knead the dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes till it becomes smooth and elastic.Shape the dough and keep it in a warm place for 11/2 hours or the volume of the dough doubled.After the raise,punch down the dough and roll the dough to  a smooth ball.Now on a floured surface,roll the the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.Cut with a round shape cookie cutter.

  • Brush the cut dough with butter,with a help of dull edge knife crease the center slightly and fold at the crease.Gently press the edge and arrange it on a lined baking tray.Cover it with a cloth and keep it in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled.After the second raise brush it with butter.
  • Preheat oven to 375F and bake it for 20 minutes or until golden brown.Cool it on a wire rack.

  • Serve it with butter or jelly

  • I used a smaller baking tray to keep the rolled dough but after the second raise there were no space,so I changed it to large baking tray
  • The rolls taste better when it is served warm,just microwave it for 5 seconds and serve. .
  • The sweetness was just perfect if you want it a bit sweeter version then add you can increase the amount of sugar while kneading the dough.


Bake-a-thon 2015 


parker house rolls look so good. Love the rolls.

Love the rolls.thanks for sharing

Love the rolls.thanks for sharing

Perfectly baked parker house rolls. They look so soft & delicious.

Parker House Rolls are in my 'to bake' list for long. Your post has tempted me to try soon. They look so soft and perfectly baked! Beautifully clicked pictures, Nalini!!

I have already baked this parker house dinner rolls, they came out extremely prefect.

Beautiful looking rolls...just the way they should be.

rolls look so perfect - lovely for a mini sandwich

Rolls looks so beautiful .You do everything so perfectly.

Love that color nalini, perfect brown. very cute rolls indeed!! :)

These rolls are so cute and inviting. Nice recipe.

I have this bookmarked for so many years infact ever since Cynthia posted it..nice seeing you making it..looks so sinful!

So tempting!!! Just love the rolls.

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