Don't Forget the Rolls on Thanksgiving: How to Make Buttermilk Parker House Rolls! by Chef Gigi Gaggero
6 months ago
Someone either forgets the rolls or burns the rolls on Thanksgiving. Right? Break that tradition by making these easy homemade rolls in your cast iron skillet!
- 1/4 cup warm water (no warmer than 105 degrees F)
- 1 teaspoon double-acting active dry yeast
- 3/4 cup whole buttermilk (no warmer than 105 degrees F)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (divided)
- 1/4 cup sugar (divided)
- 4 1/2 cups flour (divided)
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Here’s how to make it:
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon of the sugar. Set aside until mixture is foamy, about 5-10 minutes.
- While the yeast is activating, combine the buttermilk, 4 tablespoons of the melted butter and the remaining sugar in another bowl. Set aside.
- Using your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, beat together the buttermilk mixture with the activated yeast, 2 1/4 cups flour, eggs, salt and garlic powder on medium-low speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add remaining flour, a 1/2 cup at a time, beating until a smooth ball forms, about 10 minutes additional minutes.
- Turn out dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface. Knead for 2-3 additional minutes.
- Rub a large mixing bowl with olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl, turning to oil the top. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and then a towel. Allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place a minimum of 75 degrees F until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Remove plastic, punch dough down one time and turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces and gently shape into balls. Cover and allow to rest for 10 additional minutes. Divide the dough balls into palm-sized circles in groups of four.
- Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Place each grouping of rolls into a 12-inch cast-iron skillet greased with cooking spray. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. After rolls have doubled in size, bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. If browning occurs to early, cover with a loose sheet of foil. Cool about 10 minutes before serving. Brush with additional melted butter and a sprinkle of salt.
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