Herbed Parker House Rolls
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Prep time 3hrs
Cook time 45mins
Serves or Makes: 20


  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, separated
  • 1 1/ 4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 packet or 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 4 - 4 1/4 cups Bob's Red Mill Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as rosemary and thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Flaky sea salt


  • Step 1

    In a medium saucepan melt 8 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add milk and sugar and stir to combine. Using a thermometer check that the temperature of the butter and milk mixture is around 100°F- 105°F. Remove from heat. Add yeast. Stir to dissolve and let yeast bloom for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly. If mixture does not bubble and smell "yeasty" throw it out and start over, your yeast may not be active.

  • Step 2

    Pour yeast mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add 4 cups of flour. Turn the mixture on low and knead until just combined about 1 minute. Add egg, 11/2 tablespoons chopped herbs, and salt and continue kneading dough on low speed until soft and smooth, adding remaining 1/4 cup flour if the dough is too wet. The dough should be tacky but not sticky.

  • Step 3

    On a lightly floured surface shape dough into a ball then place in a large greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let dough rise in a warm draft-free area for about 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size. Remove plastic wrap and gently punch down the dough. Cut dough into 4 equal pieces then shape into small balls about 2 oz. each. There should be 20 dough balls in total.

  • Step 4

    Place the shaped dough into a greased 13” x 9” pan. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons. butter. Gently brush the dough with melted butter then top with remaining herbs and sprinkle with sea salt. Let dough rise 30 minutes. While dough is rising, preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Step 5

    Bake Parker House Rolls for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve rolls warms.