Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, divided
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided

Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in water. Set aside. In a saucepan, heat milk, 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup sugar and salt to 110°-115°. Stir until butter melts. Pour into a large mixing bowl and add 2 cups flour and yeast mixture.
Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about
6-8 minutes. Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover and let
rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down, divide in half. Cover
and let rest 10 minutes. Form dough into desired dinner roll shapes.

Place on greased baking pans. Melt remaining butter and brush over rolls.
Let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Yield: about 24 rolls