Parker House Rolls Recipe

Step 1

Soften yeast in cooled milk. Add salt, shortening, sugar, and water. Add flour, a little at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Turn onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth. Cover with a warm, damp cloth. Let rise until double in bulk. Roll to 1/3 inch thickness. Cut in rounds 2 inches in diameter. Crease middle of each with dull edge of knife. Brush 1/2 lightly with butter or butter substitute. Fold over, pressing together with palm of the hand. Place close together in rows on well-oiled baking sheet. Cover and let rise until treble in bulk. Bake in hot oven (450 F) 15-18 minutes. 24 rolls.

For Whole Wheat Parker House Rolls: Substitute whole wheat flour for 1/2 the white flour. Add sufficient white flour to make a dough just stiff enough to knead.

The Household Searchlight - 1941

Things You'll Need

  • 1 Cake compressed yeast
  • 6tb Sugar
  • 1 3/4ts Salt
  • 1/4c Melted shortening
  • 3/4c Lukewarm water
  • 3/4c Milk, scalded and cooled
  • 5 To 5 1/4 cups flour

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