• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 25 min
  • total: 55 min
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  • Summary

    These feather-light, buttery rolls were a 19th-century staple of the Parker House, a famous Boston hotel — the same hotel that in 1855 created the first Boston Cream Pie, serving both rolls and pie to the likes of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. So what makes a Parker House roll special? Butter. A buttery fold during the shaping process (and butter brushed on after they're baked) give them over-the-top flavor. An egg, milk, and a fair amount of butter in the dough give them fine and tender texture. All in all, this Boston-based roll is a bread-basket classic. One more note: the "original" Parker House roll recipe calls for the dough to be cut in circles, dipped in butter, and folded over. However, having tried this rather messy process in the past, and ending up with rolls that popped open in the oven, rather than hold their shape (and their buttery pocket), we opted for a slightly different method. The result? Softly rounded rectangular rolls, looking very much like the rolls served these days at the Omni Parker House hotel — still a Boston landmark after all these years.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 cup potato flour or 3/4 cup instant mashed potato flakes
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 large egg
    • 3 1/2 to 4 tablespoons butter, melted; for brushing on rolls

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 161 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 8.99%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 17.61%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.3%
    • Sodium: 251 mg 10.45%
    • Calcium: 23 mg 2.34%
    • Potassium: 50 mg 1.42%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.05%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 24 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.73%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.69%
    • Vitamin C 0.09%
    • Vitamin D 1.94%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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