Parker House Rolls with Sea Salt Recipe by The Birch Cottage
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Parker House Rolls with Sea Salt

These light, but dense dinner rolls are brushed with butter and sea salt. They make the perfect dinner roll or sandwich roll.
Servings: 24


  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cut into pieces plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • sea salt


  • Place milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and sugar and let cool.
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit until foamy. Combine milk mixture, eggs, yeast, salt and 1/2 of the flour in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough attachment and mix until smooth. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 coup at a time, and stir until a smooth ball forms.
  • Remove dough from the bowl and knead by hand on a floured surface for 5 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 70 minutes.
  • On a floured surface, punch down the dough and shape into desired shapes. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover again and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt.