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bread rolls on a plate with a side of melted butter
20Bake Time

Parker House Rolls

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About the bake

Get your bread machine at the ready to make these delicious parker house rolls.

Why are they called parker house rolls?

Parker house rolls are named after the Boston Parker House Hotel where they first originated during the 1870s.

How do you make Parker House rolls?

Traditional Parker House Rolls are made by flattening the dough with a rolling pin and leaving to prove. Our bread rolls are light, fluffy and slightly sweet to make in your bread machine.

Please refer to your individual bread maker instructions with regards to baking time.

If you enjoyed making these parker house rolls, give our fruity tea bread a try!

20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Put the dough ingredients into the bread maker baking pan in the order specified for your particular model (see manufacturer’s handbook).

  2. Step 2:

    Set to the dough program and press start.

  3. Step 3:

    Remove the dough from the machine and roll into a rectangle approximately 30x20 cm. Cut the dough lengthways to give four strips 5 cm wide.

  4. Step 4:

    Divide each strip into 3 to make little rectangles of dough 10x5 cm. Cut the remaining three strips in the same way to give 12 equally sized rectangles.

  5. Step 5:

    Brush each rectangle of dough with melted butter and fold in half. Place the rolls onto greased baking sheets so that each overlaps slightly with the one next to it.

  6. Step 6:

    Cover with a tea towel and leave to prove until double in size. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  7. Step 7:

    Glaze the rolls with more melted butter and bake in for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped underneath. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


    • 225ml Whole milk
    • 2 Free range eggs (beaten)
    • 5 tbsp Unsalted butter (melted, plus extra for glazing)
    • 2 tbsp Silver Spoon White Granulated Sugar
    • 1.5 tsp Salt
    • 450g Allinson's very strong white bread flour
    • 2.5 tsp Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast


  • Bread-maker
  • Baking sheet
  • Tea towel
  • Cooling rack

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