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Whole Wheat and Flaxseed Parker House Rolls

Makes 2 dozen
Time 5 hr 35 min
This riff on the beloved rolls at Boston’s Parker House Hotel doesn’t use nearly as much butter as the original and uses whole wheat flour and flaxseed meal, but the results are still yeasty and decadent.
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup warm (105° to 110°F) water
  • 1 (1.0-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk, warmed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided, plus more for the pan
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • Canola oil, for the bowl
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
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Method

Pour warm water into a small bowl and sprinkle yeast over the top; let sit until a bubbly foam forms on top, about 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together milk, 2 tablespoons of the butter, honey, salt and egg. Add yeast mixture and whisk to combine.

Add all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and flaxseed and stir until a shaggy dough forms.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl and place dough inside.

Cover loosely and let sit in a warm spot until dough is doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

Lightly butter a 9x13-inch baking pan. Punch down dough and, on a floured surface, roll out into a 12x18-inch rectangle.

Brush all over with 2 tablespoons of the butter, cut into 3 strips, each 4-inches wide, and then cut each strip into 8 rectangles.

Loosely roll each piece of dough, buttered side in, and arrange in the pan seam-side down, making 3 rows of 8.

Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and scatter oats over the top. Cover loosely and refrigerate until puffed and risen, 3 to 4 hours.

Let rolls sit, covered, in a warm spot for 2 hours, and then preheat the oven to 350°F.

Uncover and bake until rolls are golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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  • 1/4 cup warm (105° to 110°F) water
  • 1 (1.0-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk, warmed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided, plus more for the pan
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • Canola oil, for the bowl
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.