There isn’t anything better than curling up with a delicious comfort food in those cold winter months. The butter roll is an old classic that has stayed true to the pallet, offering a sweet and flaky treat to sink your teeth into.
Just follow the instructions below and you will be thanking your taste buds in no time…
1/2 Cup Tromoo Milk
1/2 Cup Crisco Shortening
1 Teaspoon McCormick Cinnamon (but really, any cinnamon brand will do)
1/4 Cup Domino Sugar
1/2 Cup (one stick) of butter, softened. Margarine can be used as a substitute.
2 Cups Self-rising flour
You will make the milk sauce separately, and you will need the following ingredients:
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Milk
2/3 Cups Sugar
Now, it’s time to get busy. Let’s begin by mixing up a few ingredients…
First, you will combine the crisco shortening and the flour and blend it to the best of your ability with a fork. You will basically be mashing the two ingredients together. Then, stir in the 1/2 cup of milk.
Sprinkle some flour on a clear surface. (A counter or table works great for this). Then, dump out the dough that you just created from the flour and Crisco and roll it into a ball, using the floured surface.
Flatten and stretch the ball out into a rectangle. It should end up being about 7 x 10 inches in size. Take your softened butter and spread it over the dough, before sprinkling 1/4 cup of the sugar and the teaspoon of cinnamon.
Next, you will roll the dough and toppings up so it looks like a jelly roll, starting from the end that is wider and working your way forward. You should end up with a long roll.
Take your roll and cut it up into nine one inch thick slices.
After you grease an 8 x 8 baking dish, you will place the cut up slices gently in the dish.
Now it’s time to make the sweet sauce…
Add the milk sauce ingredients (listed above), to a medium-sized sauce pan. Place the pan over medium heat, and be sure to stir continuously until the combined ingredients start to lightly bubble. When the sauce is at a nice bubble, pour it over the rolls that are set aside in the baking pan.
Place the pan in the over and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350. You will know the rolls are done when they are lightly browned on top.
When they are done baking, make sure to let them sit and cool for a few minutes. This also allows the rolls to absorb more sauce. Once you put each roll on a plate to serve to your guests, feel free to spoon more sauce over it.
Now, watch the expression on your guests’ face when they bite into your delicious butter rolls. There is something comforting about these warm and delicious pastries in the winter time.
And don’t forget, you can always add more cinnamon to create more of a cinnamon roll. Who doesn’t like the combination of cinnamon and butter?