Enjoy A Side Of Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls

Buttered rolls on a trayThis recipe for Salted Honey Butter Parker House Rolls from Half Baked Harvest is absolutely delicious. You can serve them hot out of the oven with homemade honey butter for a dinner roll that will melt in your mouth. With just six ingredients, this recipe is an easy addition to any meal!

The Backstory

The historic Parker House in Boston is an iconic hotel established in 1855 by Harvey D. Parker. The hotel has been a temporary home to many famous and infamous characters including Charles Dickens and John Wilkes Booth. The Parker House is credited with creating the state dessert, Boston Cream Pie, as well as the iconic Parker House Roll. 

Parker House Rolls were invented at the hotel in the 1870s. There are several versions of their creation story, but all involve an angry pastry cook throwing rolls into the oven, which results in their flat appearance. The recipe for Parker House Rolls has appeared in various cookbooks since the 1880s. 

Follow the Dough

Parker House Rolls are bread rolls made by rolling dough into an oval shape and then folding it. They are generally buttery and soft with a slightly sweet taste and a crispy shell. To make the dough, mix flour with Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast and a touch of salt. Mix the milk, honey, and salted butter until the dough is smooth, let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes, and then it is time to shape the rolls.  

The Shape I’m In

Making these Parker House Rolls is simple. If you’ve made a cinnamon roll, you can make these with ease. Just roll up strips of dough into a tight coil. As you complete one roll, you will quickly grasp the process. Put all the rolls into a baking dish, cover the dish, and let them rise until puffy; about 20 to 30 minutes. Next step, bake the rolls for 18-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Honey Butter Baby!

Now the easiest … and sweetest … step. Take 6 tablespoons of melted butter in a bowl, add 3 tablespoons of your favorite honey, and stir. Enjoy!