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Overhead shot of a sheet pan of pull apart Honey & Brown Butter Parker House Rolls with a ramekin of honey and butter off to the side of the pan.
Honey & Brown Butter Parker House Rolls
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Perfectly soft, tender parker house rolls flavored flavored with warm brown butter and sweet honey. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, brown butter, Christmas, DIY, holiday, homemade, honey, rolls, thanksgiving
Servings: 24
Calories: 246 kcal
  • 1 ¼ Oz. Package Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 TBS + 2 tsp Honey , divided
  • 7 ½ - 8 Cups All Purpose Flour , plus more for dusting work surface
  • 16 TBS Unsalted Butter , plus 5 tablespoon more, softened - divided
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk – at room temperature
  • 2 large Eggs – at room temperature
  • 1 TBS Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  1. Brown the butter: Place 16 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan. Place over medium heat. Allow the butter to melt, and reduce heat to medium low. Continue to cook, stirring frequently until the butter foams, turns a dark gold color, and takes on a nutty smell, about 12-15 min. Pour the butter into a measuring cup and set aside to cool.
  2. Bloom the yeast: Warm ½ cup water to 110-115 degrees F in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the yeast and whisk in the sugar. Let stand 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture starts to foam. Gently stir in 1 cup of the flour. Set aside on the counter and prepare the dough.
  3. Make the dough: Mix 12 TBS of the browned butter and milk in a stand mixer with the hook attachment on low speed. Add the eggs and 2 tablespoons honey. Mix on low until blended. Use a rubber spatula to scrape in the yeast mixture. Mix until incorporated. Add in 6 ½ cups of flour and 1 tablespoon of salt. Continue to mix on low until the dough forms a ball, about 2 -3 minutes. Add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time (up to 8 tablespoons) if the flour is too wet and sticky. (*I needed to add an additional 6 tablespoons of flour)
  4. Let the dough rise: Rub a large bowl with the 1 tablespoon of softened butter. Transfer the dough to the bowl and rotate dough to cover the surface with butter. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let rise in a warm place, about 2 – 2 ½ hours, or until dough is doubled in volume.
  5. Meanwhile, Prepare the Honey Butter: Place 4 tablespoons of softened butter in a small bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment. Whisk until light and fluffy. Slowly drizzle in 4 tablespoons of the browned butter, 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons honey and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Continue to whip until well combined. Transfer butter to refrigerator and allow to chill until ready to use.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  7. Form the dough: Dust a clean work surface lightly with flour and turn the dough out onto it. Flour your hands and gently press the dough into a 16x8’’ rectangle, roughly ½- ¾’’ thick, with the short side facing you. **do not use a rolling pin**
  8. Cut the dough: With the short side still facing you, cut the dough in half lengthwise with a well-floured, sharp knife. Cut both sides into 12 equal strips to form 24 strips.
  9. Shape the dough: One strip at a time, fold each strip of dough UNEVENLY in half, so the top part overlaps the bottom a little. Then, tuck the overhanging dough underneath (almost like folding an uneven letter). Place the rolls, seam-side down, onto the prepared baking sheet in 3 packed rows.**
  10. Bake: Bake the rolls in the preheated oven until the rolls are golden brown and slightly bursting at seams, about 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with honey butter. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Yield: 24 Rolls
**To make in advance: Prepare rolls through step 9. Wrap the formed rolls on the baking sheet tightly in plastic wrap and freeze, up to 3 weeks. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes, then increase heat to 375 degrees F and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove. Brush with butter and season with salt as directed.
-Rolls adapted from Alex Guarnaschelli @ Food Network
Honey Brown Butter barely adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Honey & Brown Butter Parker House Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.