Grandmother's Old Fashioned Butter Roll

Grandmother's Old Fashioned Butter Roll

Donna Young 0

"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."

Ingredients 1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 410 cals

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • 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. 44 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 1/4 C. Otherwise the roll is too mushy. I also cooked the roll til brown, about 45 minutes, then removed to another cake pan. I cooked the milk sauce until thickened and then poured it over the roll.. Yummy!


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 heard of Butter Roll. Thank You so much. I cant wait to make this.