Recipe By Chef John
Published Dec 6th
Chef John's Parker House Rolls
Prep 45m Cook - Additional 3h 25m Ready In 250m
Servings 24 Calories 152 kcal

A classic crowd pleaser and America's most popular dinner roll, these are also perfect for sandwiches with leftovers.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 0.5 cup warm milk
  • 0.5 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 0.75 cup unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 4.5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine warm milk, warm water, and dry yeast in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer . Let sit for 10 minutes. Add eggs, sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Whisk all wet ingredients together. Add all purpose flour and knead with the dough hook (or manually) until dough comes together as a ball, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. 2 Place dough into a lightly buttered bowl, cover, and let sit until the dough is doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  3. 3 Press the dough until it is flat, and divide into 24 equal portions. Form each portion into a smooth ball.
  4. 4 Line a baking sheet with a Silpat mat or parchment paper.
  5. 5 Take each ball of dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface into an oval, 4 to 5 inches long. Brush the top with some of the remaining butter and fold in half.
  6. 6 Transfer the rolls to the prepared baking sheet, arranging in 6 rows of 4 rolls. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let the rolls rise in a warm spot until almost doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  7. 7 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees C (175 degrees C).
  8. 8 Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 25 minutes.
  9. 9 While rolls are still warm, brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 152 kcal
  • Carbohydrate 20 g
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Sodium 130 mg
  • Fat 7 g


  1. I probably should have weighed the flour I might have added too much, they were slightly tough, and not as airy as I had imagined.
  2. Great delivery system for butter. Took me right back to 1970 when every housewife was required to have this in their baking box.