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Re: Butter Roll (dessert) Recipe?
In Response To: Butter Roll (dessert) Recipe? ()

Here are a couple of recipes from an online search that I did a several years ago when an aunt was wishing for butter roll like her father used to make.
Grandmother's Old Fashioned Butter Roll

If you like butter, you'll love these simple but delicious butter rolls.

They're baked in a sweet milk sauce. Just the thing for a cold morning.
Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 40 Minutes. Original
recipe makes 12 rolls ( 12 servings). Recipe has been scaled to make 12

Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Donna Young

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups milk
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11 inch baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut shortening in thoroughly with a pastry blender until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in water and press dough together with your hands. Roll out pastry into a large rectangle. Spread the butter evenly over the pastry, then sprinkle on 1/4 cup sugar and nutmeg. Roll up the dough jelly roll style and pinch to seal. Cut into 12 even slices. Place the rolls in the prepared pan.

3. In a small saucepan, heat milk, 2/3 cup sugar and vanilla until mixture begins to bubble. Pour milk mixture over rolls.

4. Bake in preheated oven until brown, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Butter Rolls
Categories: Gram
Yield: 1 Dozen

1/4 c Lukewarm water
1 pk Yeast
3/4 c Milk
1/2 ts Salt
3 tb Shortening
3 tb Sugar
1 Egg; beaten
3 c Flour
3 tb Melted butter

Dissolve yeast in water. Meanwhile, warm the milk
in a small saucepan, being careful not to boil. In
large bowl, mix salt, shortening, sugar, and
heated milk, and egg. Gradually add flour a cup at
a time.

Knead, let raise in greased bowl for about 1 1/2
hrs, punch down and let raise 5 min.

Divide into 12 equal parts. Form rolls in greased
muffin pans. Let rise again for 1 hr. Brush tops
of rolls with butter.

Bake 15 min at 400°. Remove from muffin tin and
brush tops and bottoms of rolls with butter.

This was my grandmother's recipe. When I was
twelve and stayed with her after Grandpa died, she
showed me how to make them. She used no recipe,
but I measured and wrote it down when we made
them. I still have the beat up card with my
mispellings and penciled recipe. Those visits were
a very special gift.

Charlotte Welch, October 1994.
Reformatted by Carolyn Shaw 1996

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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