Butter Rolls

If you’re looking for a butter roll recipe, you’ve come to the right place! These old fashioned rolls are so good!

 


Have y’all ever heard of Butter Rolls?

From what I’ve been able to find online, these little bites of pastry heaven are not all that well known. I lucked out and came across these by mistake on allrecipes.com and I’ve been hanging on to the recipe for months, waiting for the perfect time to whip these up.

These old fashioned butter rolls are similar to a cinnamon roll, but with more of a pie crust texture. They're baked in a sweet milk sauce.

Ugh. I hate when I do that. All this time I’ve had the recipe and not made it was just a waste. I wasn’t fully living my life without eating butter rolls at least once. Now, thankfully, my life is complete. I can die happy. Preferably with one of these rolls in my face.

These old fashioned butter rolls are similar to a cinnamon roll, but with more of a pie crust texture. They're baked in a sweet milk sauce.

These rolls are less cinnamon roll and more pie crust. There is an abundance of butter involved, a good deal of sugar, and a sprinkling of cinnamon (you could totally up the cinnamon here). The pastry dough gets rolled up and cut to form a beautiful spiral, gently placed in a pan, and then doused in a sweet milk sauce. As the rolls bake, the milk sauce thickens up a bit into a fabulous custard.

I mean, I don’t know how any could resist these little rolls!

These old fashioned butter rolls are similar to a cinnamon roll, but with more of a pie crust texture. They're baked in a sweet milk sauce.

I can totally picture an old Southern grandma making these rolls for her family. And, since it’s my goal in life to be an old Southern grandma in the kitchen, these rolls made me happy.

I’m a huge fan of the dough. It’s very similar to a pie crust, but baking it in the sweet milk sauce softens it up a bit. All in all, this butter roll recipe is one that I plan on keeping and passing down to my kids.

These old fashioned butter rolls are similar to a cinnamon roll, but with more of a pie crust texture. They're baked in a sweet milk sauce.

Butter Rolls

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 50 mins
Serves 12 rolls     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, more as desired
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter.
  3. When you have coarse crumbs, add the 1/2 cup of water and stir. Use your hands to press the dough together.
  4. Place dough in fridge for 10 minutes to make it a bit easier to work with.
  5. Generously sprinkle your workspace with flour. Roll the dough out into a 12x10 rectangle.
  6. Spread the softened butter evenly over the pastry. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Roll up the dough, jelly roll style. Cut into 12 even slices.
  8. Place in the prepared baking dish.
  9. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and remaining sugar just until it begins to boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  10. Pour all of this mixture over the rolls.
  11. Bake until browned, about 30-40 minutes.
Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 399kcal Calories from fat 255
% Daily Value
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Carbohydrate 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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