Sunday, December 21, 2008

Knock out Christmas morning hunger...


Yes, since ya'll asked so nicely, and I didn't want ya'll starving or anything.......never mind the sugar plums you've already been nibbling on....

I give you the Old Fashion Butter Rolls recipe:


3 c. all purpose flour

1 T. baking powder

1 t. salt

1/3 c. shortening (it's a very old recipe and actually calls for lard, in case you are so inclined....)

1 c. milk

3/4 c. butter

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 t. vanilla (nutmeg can be substituted if you'd rather)


Mix all together with fingertips. Knead until smooth on biscuit board. Roll out 1/4 inch thick on board. Spread with 3/4 c. softened butter, sprinkle 1 1/2 c. sugar on top. Roll up jelly roll fashion. Cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Place in a 9 x 13 cake pan; slowly pour enough boiling water over the rolls to cover them. (this is important because it makes the yummy, yummy sauce). Sprinkle 1 t. vanilla over the top. Bake 350 degrees for one hour until browned. Serve with whipping cream. Serve 8-10. We never use the whipping cream because we like them with just the sauce......don't be afraid to lick your fingers.......it's basically a Christmas tradition for us, so we look forward to them all year long.

Merry Christmas Ya'll!!!

12 comments:

Jill Scott said...

Oooh, yummy. Thank you for the recipe!

Cathy said...

Thanks for posting the recipe Suzanne! Looks yummy.

Paula said...

They sound really good. Your family must look forward to them all year long.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh! This sounds sooo good! I love rolls of any sort and this looks like one I will definitely want to try. Thank you so much, Suzanne! It's nice to know we can also lick our fingers!;)

Bo said...

I wish I had one of those right now! These sound easy enough...so I think I'll give them a try. Thanks!
Merry Christmas, ;-) Bo

Ticklish Mermaids said...

I was looking for something for Christmas morning!

Lori said...

I follow your blog and I wanted to wish you a happy holiday season and many blessings for the New Year!

Lori

Liz said...

I hope you had a merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Liz

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That sounds yummy! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

LuLu said...

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Happy HolidAYS,
Lulu

Rebecca said...

Oh boy. Just what I needed. A fantastic recipe to try for New Year's morning...on top of everything else I've been stuffing in this holiday season. Thank you, I think... :)

Sandy said...

oh, very yummy recipe. happy new yr!