Parker House Herb Loaves
December 09, 2019
"These Parker House Rolls are snuggled together on a baking sheet baked into a single loaf you won't even need a knife to serve. Just break off individual rolls from the herb loaves, and tuck a sliver of ham, turkey or slathered with butter. Yields: 2 loaves. (The rising time is not included in the prep. time)."
- Serving Size: 1 (97.1 g)
- Calories 292.4
- Total Fat - 15.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 9 g
- Cholesterol - 71.3 mg
- Sodium - 183.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 33.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
- Sugars - 3.7 g
- Protein - 7.9 g
- Calcium - 62.4 mg
- Iron - 1.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.5 mg
Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and garlic salt in a large mixing bowl; stir well.
Combine milk and 1/3 cup butter in a saucepan; cook over medium-low heat until mixture reacches 120-130 degrees-Fahrenheit, stirring often.
Gradually add hot milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring well. Add eggs; beat at low speed with an electric mixer stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 6 - 8 minutes). Shape into a ball. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place (85-degrees-F), free from drafts, 30 or so minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup softened butter, herbs, and onion; stir well. Set aside.
Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly for 4 or 5 times. Divide dough in half. Roll half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness; cut with a 4-inch round cutter.
Spread 2 teaspoons herb butter on tops of dough rounds; fold in half, bringing bottom within 1/4-inch of top half, allowing herbe butter to peak through top.
Place half-moons upright next to each other on a greased baking sheet.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough and herb butter; making a second loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 20 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
Bake at 375-degrees-Fahrenheit for 14 minutes or until lightly browned.
Brush loaves with remaining herb butter. Garnish if desired.
Yields: 2 loaves.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.