Parker House Herb Loaves

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"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)."

Original recipe yields 12-16 servings


  • 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

Step 1

Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and garlic salt in a large mixing bowl; stir well.

Step 2

Combine milk and 1/3 cup butter in a saucepan; cook over medium-low heat until mixture reacches 120-130 degrees-Fahrenheit, stirring often.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Cover and let rise in a warm place (85-degrees-F), free from drafts, 30 or so minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Step 6

Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup softened butter, herbs, and onion; stir well. Set aside.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

Place half-moons upright next to each other on a greased baking sheet.

Step 10

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.

Step 11

Bake at 375-degrees-Fahrenheit for 14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 12

Brush loaves with remaining herb butter. Garnish if desired.

Step 13

Yields: 2 loaves.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Breads



This bread is great and oh-so easy! We did use dried herbs but cut the amounts down since we used dried rather than fresh. I love pull-apart loaves and this worked out well and went great with our pasta tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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(19 Dec 2019)