Everything Parker House Rolls
There’s nothing better than a warm Parker House roll, except maybe one with a salty, seedy everything-bagel topping. While there are a million subtle variations of the classic roll, this recipe keeps the shape simple (just basic rounds) for the most buttery, fluffiest results. You can purchase everything-bagel seasoning in the spice section of some supermarkets, but it’s also easy to make your own.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1cup/237 milliliters whole milk
- 4tablespoons/57 grams (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
- 3 ½cups/448 grams all-purpose flour
- ⅓cup/32 grams dry milk powder
- ¼cup/50 grams granulated sugar
- 2 ¼teaspoons instant yeast powder
- 1teaspoon kosher salt
- 2large eggs
- 2tablespoons sesame seeds
- 2tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 ½tablespoons dried garlic flakes
- 1 ½tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2teaspoons kosher salt
- 6tablespoons/85 grams (3/4 stick) melted unsalted butter, for brushing
Step 1Prepare the rolls: In a medium pot, heat the milk and 4 tablespoons butter over medium until the mixture is just warm to the touch (about 95 degrees) and the butter is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 2In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, combine the flour, milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt with 1 egg and the warmed milk mixture. Mix on low for 3 minutes, then increase the speed to medium and mix until the dough is smooth, about 3 minutes.
Step 3Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours. The dough may not double in size, but it should be noticeably puffy.
Step 4Divide the dough into 12 even pieces (about 71 grams each). Gently round into balls: Cup your hand and fingers around a piece of dough then roll it on your work surface until it forms a tight ball. Repeat with the remaining pieces.
Step 5In a lightly greased 9-by-13-inch pan, arrange the balls in three rows of four. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until noticeably puffy, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Step 6Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the everything-bagel seasoning: Toss together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic, dried onion and kosher salt.
Step 7In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg. Brush the surface of each roll with the beaten egg and sprinkle each generously with everything-bagel seasoning (about 2 teaspoons per roll).
Step 8Bake the rolls for 10 minutes, then brush the surface of the rolls generously with the melted butter. Bake until the rolls are evenly golden-brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Brush the baked rolls generously with the remaining melted butter. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Store leftover rolls at room temperature in a resealable plastic bag. (See tip for reheating instructions).