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How to Make Parker House Rolls

Named after the Parker House Hotel where they were invented, these buttery, soft, pull-apart dinner rolls are the yeasty ones you should be baking.

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Parker House Rolls, Step by Step

Sprinkle these plush, slightly sweet rolls with coarse salt just before baking for a balanced, buttery bread that's best devoured when it's piping-hot.
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Activate the Yeast

Combine 1 cup warm water, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 package yeast together in a glass measuring cup; let the yeast ferment until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes.

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Prepare the Dough

Whisk 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the flour, add 1 of the eggs and 1 yolk into the well, then slightly beat.

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Combine Both Mixtures

Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until a rough dough forms.

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