Parker House Rolls~ Rye Cheese Butter Crusted

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To make good bread you really only need some extra time and some extra patience

This beginner recipe for dinner rolls in the classic Parker House style fold

Is going to change your mind about making delicious bread at home!

Perfect little pockets of rye and cheese with a buttery crust!

Parker House Dinner Rolls ~ Rye Cheese

An addition of rye flour to the bread dough along with caraway, onion and cheese is what makes these Parker House rolls so unique

Of course Parker House rolls are already unique

Because of the way each one gets folded with it’s own little pat of butter baked inside!

Parker House Dinner Rolls ~ Rye Cheese

With an additional brushing of butter before they go in the oven

And a sprinkle of sea salt

Baked together in family style pull-apart bread

Parker House Dinner Rolls ~ Rye Cheese

If you watch the video tutorial for how I made these dinner rolls

You will see that I could not get rye flour so I used whole wheat flour interchangeably

You can also omit the caraway seeds if you don’t like seeded bread.

Parker House Dinner Rolls ~ Rye Cheese

If you think 24 rolls is just too many, I urge you to make the whole recipe

These dinner rolls are great for a holiday dinner and they also freeze great!

Additionally if you don’t want to take the extra time to do the folds with the butter inside

I show you a quick way to make them as into mini dinner rolls too

Parker House Dinner Rolls ~ Rye Cheese

Note for Success:

Making any type of dough often requires an eye for how the dough should look as well as how it should feel

Depending on various factor (that I explain in the video) you may need to add a small amount more flour to get your dough to the perfect consistency

As long as you measure properly you should not need to make any major adjustments

This is a very beginner friendly bread recipe

The video tutorial while it is lengthy it does show you all the important keys to success in making bread dough

I have the video timestamped for your convenience to skip to the important parts

In case you don’t have twenty five minutes to spare on a video!


Parker House Dinner Rolls ~ Rye Cheese

I am using dry active yeast but instant yeast can be used interchangeably here

I also use soy milk but you can use any plant milk of your choice

Any vegan cheese would be perfect for this recipe

For more information about flour type, the King Arthur website has the best most clear information *not sponsored

Parker House Dinner Rolls ~ Rye Cheese

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Parker House Rolls~ Rye Cheese Butter Crusted
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Serves: 24
  • Vegan Butter divided into ¼ cup soft & another ¼ cup melted & another 12 Tablespoons cut into 24 pieces & frozen until needed
  • Dry Active Yeast 2½ teaspoons
  • Warm Water (approx 100°F) ½ cup (118ml)
  • Plant Milk ½ cup (118g)
  • Bread Flour 2½ cup (312g)
  • Rye Flour ¼ cup (30g)
  • Granulated Sugar 3 Tablespoons (54g)
  • Salt 1 teaspoon (6g)
  • Minced Onion ½ cup
  • Caraway Seeds 2 Tablespoons
  • Vegan Cheese Shreds *cheddar is best ½ cup
  • Sea Salt for sprinkling on top
  1. Combine the warm water & plant milk with a large pinch of the sugar in a bowl and sprinkle the yeast over top
  2. Whisk together and let stand for 5 minutes to frothy
  3. Meanwhile combine the rye & bread flour together in your mixer bowl and add the remaining sugar and salt
  4. Add the first measure soft vegan butter with the frothy yeast/milk mixture
  5. Mix with a dough hook *or by hand on low speed to form a shaggy dough, adjust with more flour 1 tablespoon at a time only if needed to form a dough that clears the bottom & sides of the bowl
  6. Increase speed to medium and mix for 8 minutes
  7. Meanwhile chop the onion and combine in a bowl with the caraway & cheddar shreds
  8. Once the dough has mixed for 8 minutes, add the onion/cheese mixture and mix for another 1 minute
  9. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 30 minutes
  10. Next fold the dough over onto itself about 15 times gently stretching it from the bottom and folding it over onto the top while rotating the bowl
  11. Cover and let rest for 45 minutes to double
  12. Meanwhile prepare your butter pats (or melt those 12 Tbs of butter and follow the second option shown in the video for brushing on melted butter)
  13. Once the dough has doubled, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and gently press out the gasses.
  14. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece to a rectangle about 3" x 5"
  15. Place a butter pat on one edge of the dough and fold the other edge over onto it sealing the edges
  16. Place each roll into a lightly greased sheet pan or 9" x 13" pan spaced ½" apart
  17. Repeat with all the remaining dough and then cover the pan with a towel or plastic wrap and set it in a warm place to rise again.
  18. This should take about 30-45minutes
  19. Just before baking, brush the tops of each roll with the other melted butter & a sprinkle of sea salt
  20. Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake the rolls for approximately 25-30 minutes
  21. They will be golden browned and glistening from the butter
  22. Lift a piece of dough away from the center to see if is is still raw- if it is bake longer, otherwise remove from oven
  23. Cool 10 minutes before serving
Like all yeast dough, dinner rolls will go stale before they go bad
Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about 4 days.,
The dinner rolls freeze great, wrapped well, thaw unwrapped for an hour before serving or re-warm in the oven


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