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Try This at Home: How to Make Dinner Rolls

Learn how to make Parker House rolls with Alex Guarnaschelli and Food Network Magazine.

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Dinner Rolls

Parker House rolls, iconic of the typical dinner roll, originated in the 1870s at Boston's Omni Parker House hotel. "They're delicious and truly American," Alex says.
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Step 1

Measure out 1/2 cup warm water and check the temperature: It should be between 110 and 120 degrees (comfortable bathwater temperature). Sprinkle the yeast into a large bowl, add the warm water, and whisk in the sugar.

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Step 2

Let the yeast mixture sit 1 minute (it should bubble and froth slightly).

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Step 3

Gently stir in 1 cup flour to the yeast mixture. Set aside near the stove while you prepare the dough.

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