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Parker house roll: photos and videos to prepare super soft and tasty rolls

Parker house roll

Parker house rolls are soft, delicious and rather simple sandwiches to prepare.

Parker house rolls are one of the most pleasant quick and easy recipes to make. In fact, these are buttery and fragrant sandwiches that became famous after being presented for the first time at the Parker House Hotel in Boston.

Sweet to the right point, these crunchy sandwiches are ideal to enrich breakfast but also to be served at lunch or in any other circumstance. Their being very soft sandwiches makes them always greedy and inviting. Ready to prepare them? Follow our photos for the steps or the video recipe .

Parker house roll
Parker house roll

Making parker house rolls recipe

Melt butter, mix with sugar and milk

1. Start by taking a saucepan and melting 40 g of butter together with the sugar and milk.

Combine egg, salt and yeast and mix

2. Once the ingredients are well blended , let them cool and pour them into a bowl adding the egg, baking powder and a pinch of salt.

Combine the flour in the bowl and mix

3. Mix the ingredients well and add the flour, continuing to mix until you get a workable dough with your hands.
4. Shape it into a ball, leave it in the bowl and let it rest (covered with a cloth) for at least 2 hours .

Roll out dough and form parker house roll

5. After the time has elapsed, the dough will have doubled in size. Take it and arrange it on the work surface, spreading it out so as to obtain a thickness of about 3 mm . With the help of a mold (a glass is fine too) create circles and fold them all in half to form half-moons.
6. Arrange them very close together on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let them rest for about 30 minutes.

Parker house roll before and after cooking

7. In the meantime , melt the other 20 g of butter and, after the time has elapsed, brush it on the crescents. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C and cook for 20 minutes.
8. When the buns are cooked and well browned, brush them with the remaining melted butter and let them cool.

The fluffy parker house rolls are finally ready to be served and enjoyed.

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These buns will keep soft for about 1 or 2 days when placed in a bread bag and stored in the refrigerator. Alternatively they can be wrapped in transparent film , always placing them in the fridge.

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