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Easy Parker House Roll Party Platter w/ 4 Homemade Compound Butters

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Homemade Parker House Rolls being brushed with melted butter

Easy Parker House Rolls made with Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast is a classic homemade dinner roll recipe that’s brought the aroma of freshly baked bread to the heart of the home kitchen for over 150 years. Full of fresh yeast roll flavor and a ready in flash, these easy dinner rolls are so satisfying you’ll never go back to store-bought again.

We can all agree that a home automatically feels welcoming when the smell of homemade bread fills the air.

Baking from scratch can often be time-consuming, and people tend to stray away from activities that either take too much time away from their day or don’t give immediate gratification.

What folks fail to realize though, is measuring and mixing, sifting and dusting, and kneading and rolling homemade rolls helps to relieve stressors, calm anxieties, and release a bit of magic into the baker’s heart.

No words can explain how fantastic it feels when your loved ones get lost in the blissful taste of the offerings you’ve baked yourself.

Overhead shot of Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast surrounded by oranges, butter, pecans, and Parker House Rolls

Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast

Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast knows nothing tastes as good as homemade while also understanding the ways of today.

Their fast-acting yeast is quick to rise and has made it possible for novices and professionals to make perfect and easy Parker House rolls for dinner every day of the week.

Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast:

✔️ Is incredibly easy to work with.

✔️ Can be used for dinner rolls, pizza crust, cinnamon rolls, pocket sandwiches and more!

✔️ Makes baking from scratch super simple!

Easy Parker House Rolls

Parker House dinner rolls are the most delicious dinner rolls to whip up for your weeknight meals, holiday soirees, or for your sick neighbor who lives down the street. Plus baking from scratch really does bring joy to your soul.

  1. Begin by adding the yeast straight to the flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Heat the milk and butter so it’s lukewarm and not hot to the touch then add to the flour mixture and beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining flour and beat for an additional 2 minutes or until a sticky ball forms.
  4. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut into 12 pieces, add to a greased baking dish, and allow to rise until they’ve doubled in size.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter and serve!
Parker House Dinner Rolls freshly baked

Tips to Working With Yeast

Working with yeast can be scary if you’ve never done it before, but Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast has made it super simple for all. By following the directions on the package and paying attention to just TWO quick tricks, you’ll be serving up these hot and fresh dinner rolls in no time!

  1. Make sure to check the expiration date! Expired yeast is dead yeast which will prevent your dinner rolls from rising. Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast can be added directly to the flour without having to “bloom” beforehand so checking the expiration date is especially important before attempting to make these easy Parker House Rolls.
  2. Always use a food-grade thermometer when baking with yeast because liquids that are too cold won’t activate the yeast and liquids that are too hot will kill it. This recipe calls for the liquid to be heated in the microwave before being added to the flour and yeast mixture. The milk and butter should be lukewarm and no higher than 120˚F-130˚F.
Hand reaching for homemade parker house roll

How to Freeze Parker House Rolls

With the holidays fast approaching, you’re probs already planning your menus so know these rolls can be made and frozen ahead of time and will stay good in your freezer for up to 1 month!

*throws confetti*

Now your guests will really be wondering how you made such a delicious spread AND homemade bread without slaving away in the kitchen all day!

To freeze Easy Parker House Rolls Dough: Follow the package directions up until placing the dinner rolls in a greased 8-inch round or square pan. Instead, freeze on a baking sheet until solid then place in an airtight container or freezer bag. When ready to bake, place the rolls on a baking sheet to thaw for 2-2.5 hours then bake as directed.

To freeze Baked Parker House Rolls: Bake according to package directions then allow to cool completely. Transfer to air-tight containers or ziptop bags. To serve, place on baking sheets to thaw for one hour. Heat in a 300˚F for 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.

Parker House Roll party platter

Homemade Compound Butter

Now that you’ve mastered the art of yeast baking it’s time to really wow your guests! Warm, fresh from the oven yeast rolls are by far the star of the show, but it’s always fun to give things a little zsoosh every now and again. Compund Butter is nothing more than a name for fancified butter, but they’re so easy to make and so sinfully delicious!

Make sure your freshly baked buns stay in the forefront of everyone’s minds by serving them up in a way they’ll never forget. What’s more memorable than a giant party platter filled with freshly baked Parker House rolls, gourmet jellies and jams, creamy Irish butter and four fully flavored compound butters that’ll make your heart sing:

  • Orange Pecan Butter
  • Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter
  • Sweet and Savory Bacon Butter
  • Garlic & Herb Butter
Orange Pecan compound butter, cinnamon compound butter, garlic herb compound butter, maple bacon compound butter

Orange Pecan Compound Butter

1 stick unsalted butter
2 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp toasted pecans
1 tbsp honey
pinch of sea salt

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Compound Butter

1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp brown sugar
pinch of sea salt

Sweet & Savory Bacon Butter

1 stick unsalted butter
3 pieces crumbled bacon
1 tbsp honey or sweet syrup of choice
pinch of sea salt


Garlic and Herb Compound Butter

1 stick unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, finely minced
4-5 tbsp freshly chopped herbs
(parsley, basil, tarragon, chives, rosemary, thyme, etc)
pinch of sea salt
freshly cracked black pepper

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Place on a piece of plastic wrap, roll into a log, then twist and seal the ends.
  3. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour so the flavors meld.
  4. Serve them on a large platter surrounded by the fresh from the oven Parker House Rolls and your favorite jams and jellies!
Homemade Parker House Rolls being brushed with melted butter

Easy Parker House Roll Party Platter w/ 4 Homemade Compound Butters

Easy Parker House Rolls made with Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast is a classic homemade dinner roll recipe that’s brought the aroma of freshly baked bread to the heart of the home kitchen for over 150 years. Full of fresh yeast roll flavor and a ready in flash, these easy dinner rolls are so satisfying you’ll never go back to store-bought again.
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Course: Biscuits and Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner dinner rolls, easy dinner rolls, easy parker house rolls, yeast rolls
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Amber

Ingredients

For the Parker House Dinner Rolls:

  • 2-2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1% OR skim)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease an 8-inch round or square baking pan w/ butter. Set aside.
  • Combine 3/4 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl, and stir until blended. Combine milk, water, and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15-second increments until lukewarm, but not hot to the touch. Use a food thermometer to make sure the liquid is between 120° to 130°F.  Add to flour mixture. Note: The butter won’t be completely melted!
  • Add mixer bowl to the stand mixer w/ the dough hook attached and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/4 cup flour; beat on high speed for another 2 minutes then stir in just enough of the remaining flour (1 to 1-1/4 cups) so that the dough forms into a ball. 
  • Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut dough into 12 equal pieces, shape into balls then place in prepared baking pan.  Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. About 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan by running a knife around the edges and invert onto wire rack; brush with additional melted butter, if desired. Serve warm on a platter w/ homemade compound butters and your favorite jams and jellies.
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Parker House Roll party platter
 
 
 
 
 
 
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