Have you tried the “Parker House Rolls” recipe by Half Baked Harvest? You can find the printable recipe and all of the details HERE. I made them last year for the first time and they were so delicious. My family talked about them as Thanksgiving approached this year. “…and you’re making those rolls, right?” “Mom, why can’t you make bread like this for just a normal day.” And, I must admit, as someone who loves bread and butter, I was looking forward to these at Thanksgiving as well. I’ll be making them again for Christmas along with some cinnamon buns for Christmas eve.
Last year, I tried making the Parker House rolls recipe a day ahead and putting them in the fridge overnight between rises, but they didn’t turn out quite as well as just making them the same day. While they aren’t a quick bread (they need time for two rises), they aren’t difficult to make and don’t require very much hands-on prep time.
The honey butter definitely makes these Parker House Rolls above and beyond regular rolls. The fact that you can eat them warm, right out of the oven, definitely helps! Few things beat fresh bread in my book.
The recipe makes twelve Parker House rolls and I divide them into two square baking dishes to give them plenty of room to rise.
I accidentally buttered the tops ahead of the rise, but they still turned out just fine.
Oh my, can you just smell the fresh bread through this picture? I am already looking forward to having them with our Christmas brunch.
They were the first thing reached for at Thanksgiving. In fact, Marshall had one as a snack while he was waiting for the stuffing and sweet potatoes to come out of the oven.
You can see one roll missing from the dish. A silent testimony to the yumminess of these Parker House rolls.
So, if you’re looking for a good fresh bread recipe to include with your holiday meals, this one is a winner and I thought I would share.
You can find our family holiday family recipes HERE.