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Parker House Rolls Recipe

Parker House Rolls is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Monday, 25 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 400 g (2 cups) - all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp - Butter
  • 50 ml + extra 3 tsp - Milk
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1 - egg, beaten well
  • 4 tsp - extra Butter (to grease the baking tray + rolls)
  • For the yeast: 5 tbsp (75 ml) - warm water
  • 3 tbsp - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - active Dry yeast (fresh packet)
  • How to Make Parker House Rolls:

    1. For the yeast: Dilute 1 tsp of active dry yeast with 5 tbsp of warm water and 3 tsp of sugar.
    2. Gently stir well and leave for 15 minutes until it ferments and doubles in quantity.
    3. For the dough: Melt 2 tsp of butter in 50 ml of medium hot milk and keep aside.
    4. Place 2 cups of flour in a large bowl and mix in the salt. Make a well in the centre and the milk-butter mix, fermented yeast mixture and beaten egg.
    5. Knead into a dough. Sprinkle 2-3 tsp of the reserved milk if required until you have a soft moist dough.
    6. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for at least 10 minutes (make an extra soft dough).
    7. Return to the bowl, cover with a wet towel and let for 1-1.5 hours until it rises and doubles in size.
    8. Punch the dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; cover and leave it for 15 minutes.
    9. Preheat an oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    10. Melt 2 tsp of butter and keep aside.
    11. Grease a baking a tray with 1 tsp of butter.
    12. Roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut circles with a 2.5 inch cutter.
    13. Dunk each circle in the melted butter, then immediately fold in half and place on a cookie sheet or a greased baking tray, flat side down.
    14. Press lightly to encourage the sealing.
    15. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
    16. Cover with a towel for 30-45 minutes and allow the rolls to rise.
    17. Bake for 15 minutes.
    18. Remove and serve immediately with butter or jam.
    19. Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World


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