Grandmother's Old Fashioned Butter Roll

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."


1 h 10 m servings 410 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 410 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 29.6 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 45 Ratings


I had to do some tweaking with this recipe, but it's the closest I'd found to what my grandmother used to make. It took 3 tries to get it, but it was worth it. I reduced the water and butter to ...

My mother and I have been looking for this recipe for years an we have found it. It taste just like my Grandmothers-(She never gave us the recipe). Thank You

I have also been looking for this receipe for years. My great-grandmother use to make Butter Roll. When she past away no one had the reciepe. I've asked several people and no one seem to have...

Growing up in MS I had the luxury of both eating this recipe and witnessing the cooking methods of many-an-ole white woman....Different people would use slightly different approaches--NEVER read...

Good basic start, which means that one can "customize". Use brown sugar and evaporated milk; instead of milk and white sugar this makes a caramel sauce. Umm! Use a raisins, pecans or granola ...


No taste what-so-ever.

My aunt has been making butter rolls for years. This summer she finally made another. I stood by and wrote down everything she did. This idoes not turn out like hers. She adds baking powder ...

these turned out yucky!!! They were like a doughy, sweet, milky mess. I hate that I wasted my time and ingredients on this recipe.