Old Dominion Parker House Rolls

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

These rolls are especially great with steak. Great with any meat or poultry dish too. They are nice and buttery too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt.
  2. Heat milk, water, and 1/4 cup butter until very warm (120 to 130 F).
  3. Stir into dry ingredients.
  4. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Add egg and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  6. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  7. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Cover;* let rest 10 minutes.
  9. (*If desired, allow dough to rise in refrigerator 12 to 24 hours.).
  10. Divide dough in half; roll each half to 12-inch square, about 1/4-inch thick.
  11. Cut each into 6 (2 x 12-inch) strips.
  12. Cut each strip into 3 (4 x 2-inch) rectangles.
  13. Brush each rectangle with melted butter.
  14. Crease rectangles slightly off center with dull edge of knife and fold at crease.
  15. Arrange in rows, slightly overlapping, on greased baking sheets, with shorter side of each roll facing down.
  16. Allow 1/4-inch of space between each row.
  17. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  18. Bake at 400 F for 13 to 15 minutes or until done.
  19. Remove from sheets; cool on wire rack.
  20. Brush with remaining melted butter.


Most Helpful

I made these rolls for my family, and they absolutely loved them! I definitely recommend this recipe!

SKDlup November 07, 2007

This is simply a great recipe. I jazzed it up for Italian dishes by adding about a cup of shredded cheddar cheese while kneeding the dough and brushed them with garlic butter instead of regular butter. However, they are fantastic just as they are!

Fati January 21, 2006

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