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Parker House rolls by some butter.

No Knead Parker House Rolls Recipe

  • Author: MIndee
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (includes rise time)
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1/2 dozen Small Rolls 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Try this classic roll using my no knead recipe! I'll show you how to make and how to shape parker house style rolls!  They are so easy as well as light and buttery!


Units Scale
  • 2 Tbs. Yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups Warm Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted


  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and roughly 1/2 teaspoon of the sugar.
  2. Once the yeast mixture is foamy, stir the remaining sugar, olive oil, eggs, salt and 2 cups of the flour together with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. When the mixture starts to come together add the last 2 cups flour and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  4. NOTE - Since this is a batter type dough it will not be in ball like traditional bread dough or other yeast doughs.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or kitchen towel. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled, (about an hour).
  6. Once the dough is risen melt 1/2 cup butter in a small bowl.
  7. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
  8. Dump risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  9. Bring the dough together in a ball and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.
  10. Using a 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut the dough into circles.
  11. Gently stretch the circles of dough into ovals.
  12. Dip the bottom half of the oval in the melted butter. (See tip below)
  13. Fold the the ovals in half while placing them on the prepared pan, allowing the top layer to overhang the bottom fold slightly so the rolls stay shut when they bake.
  14. Place in rows on the prepared baking sheet.
  15. Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel for the second rise and let rise in a warm spot that's draft-free until doubled, about 20 minutes.
  16. While they're rising preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  17. Bake for 20-25 minutes.  The tops will be golden brown.
  18. You can brush the tops of the rolls with any remaining butter you may have had from dipping.
  19. Serve the warm rolls with honey butter or homemade jam!


  • How do I stop these rolls from opening up when they're baking?  I always have a few renegade rolls that open up, but if I roll my dough out closer to 1/4 inch thick than 1/2 inch thick, stretch the circles into ovals and then fold the top layer so it overhangs over the bottom fold slightly they tend to stay closed.  The overhang allows the roll to stay closed as the top fold rises causing it to naturally to pull back.
  • Nutritional Disclaimer

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