Old Fashion Southern Butter Roll is rich, moist and decadent. Like many other Southern classics, this favorite dessert economical to make.
Old Fashion Southern Butter Roll
Old Fashioned Butter Roll has been a Southern favorite for years! In fact, I had an old newspaper clipping from long ago that I have passed over time and again and never made it. Saturday I wanted something sweet, but easy. There the clipping was again, begging to be made. The directions were simple enough so I gave it a try.
Wow, I wish I had not passed it over so many times before. I love it!! It was economical, quick, easy, and delicious!!
Old Fashion Southern Butter Roll
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- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups milk
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cut shortening into flour with a fork. Sir in milk. On a floured surface, dump out dough and press together with hands to form a ball. Roll into a rectangle (about 8x10). Spread softened butter over dough, sprinkle 1/4 c sugar and cinnamon over top. Roll up and press together lightly. Slice and place in an 8x8-inch baking dish.
- In a saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbles just begin to form. Pour milk sauce over rolls. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly brown. Allow to sit and cool slightly. Great with vanilla ice cream.
Love this “OLD FASHIONED SOUTHERN BUTTER ROLL ” recipe, it seems so delicious. will surely gonna try this one. Thanks for sharing with us.
Can you add strawberry 🍓 inside the butter roll
If you add strawberries it is not a butter roll. This desert do not require changes. You are not making butter roll you are making a strawberry roll.
Michelle Grandell says
I have looked all over and can’t find the ingredients nor the instructions
Mary M says
My mother made the tastiest butter roll. For many years I’ve tried to come up with a butter roll that compares to hers, but no luck. I am elated! that I’ve come across your recipe. The one thing that my mother did with her roll was to just leave it rolled, and then cook. She would cut servings from the roll.
Oh, I like the idea of leaving it in a roll. I’ll try that.
My grandmother used canned sweet milk instead of this sauce.
Elaine Matthews says
Am I missing something?? I can’t seem to find the sauce recipe?? Looks so good i wanted to try it! 🙂
The milk sauce ingredients are listed in the gray recipe box above under ‘Milk Sauce’ – the last 3 ingredients and the instructions are in #2 in the ‘Instructions’.
Sorry I still don’t find the recipe for the Milk Sauce, can someone help???
It’s the last 3 ingredients and the second set of instructions
Ron Nelson says
This looks like something I have been searching for since I was 15, spent a year with my aunt in Sikeston, Mo. It was my favorite and I have never seen a recipe for an old fashioned butter roll! You may have just made me the happiest guy in the world! I have to try it, but it sure sounds the same. Ironically, I found by accident while scrolling and checking out the pecan cobbler and monkeybread. I am going to like your blog and I will let you know. Thank you so much. God bless!
Glenda B. says
I was so happy to find this recipe. My dad has spoken of these often. We are celebrating his 85th Birthday next week, and I’m going to surprise him with a Butter Roll! Thanks again.
I am so glad you can make it for him! I love preserving these old recipes. Please let me know if he likes it!
Rosetta Parker says
I can’t believe that I’m looking at a recipe for a Butter Roll. I’m 69 years old, and I was raised on this. My mom used nutmeg and lemon flavor, and that’s the way I make it today. This is my oldest sons absolute favorite dessert.
I tweeked mine a little. I make my dough and cut into individual pieces, bake them separately. I make my milk sauce and pour over each when ready to eat. Left overs don’t get all soggy.
I’m an Oklahoma girl!
I love the idea of baking them individually, Rosetta! I’ll have to try that. I got this recipe out of our local newspaper years and years ago. It’s now one of my favorites. I love bringing back Southern classics! Please share any others with me that you may have, I’d love to try them.
Jo Ann Leifeste says
My husbands family always made a butter roll. They left it in a roll & then added water & baked it. It had a self made sauce when it was done. It didn’t last very long either.
I love these. I’m from Memphis and butter rolls will definitely draw a crowd. But what is milk sauce?
The ingredients: 2 c milk,2/3 c sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla listed below “Milk Sauce” in the recipe are the ingredients that make the milk sauce, directions are in the ‘Instuctions’ on how to make it.
All lovely recipes. Thanks so much.
Used to have this at church potlucks when I was a kid. Maybe I’ll try it with some pillsbury cinnamon rolls & the milk sauce. Probably a dessert women came up with back in the days of home-made butter.
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction says
I’ve never seen this before but I’m intrigued. Pinned.
It really is good, just all the milk that it cooks in is odd to me.
Judy Northington says
I grew up eating Butter Roll Dessert My Mom Effie Gaskin could make the best
I really enjoy them too. Thanks for stopping by
My granny makes this (from Louisiana) and she uses butter pats all on the inside and out side. She does not cut the roll. She rolls it up and bakes it complete. The butter is key.
Had this as dessert growing up in the South
Glad I found the recipe , will have to try again
Had it a child growing loved it, glad I found the recipe
Vimala Lakshmi says
its an awesome recipe thanks
That does sound interesting, but the end result looks delicious!
This looks sooo good — though I'd be like Big Daddy lookin' all weird at them before they went in the oven. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!
Slice of Southern says
Congratulations! Your delishhh recipe is being featured on tomorrow's Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again this week!
Slice of Southern says
Oh boy…these are really bad..they look decadent! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays!
Michelles Tasty Creations says
OMG these look amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday each week. I appreciate YOU! Can't wait to see what you link up next 🙂
Kathy Penney says
My grandma used this make this and it's the first time I've seen the recipe anywhere! So glad to have it now! Yum-o! Kathy Penney@ Pinner Takes All.com
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
Can't wait to try these! It's easy enough for my kiddos to make, too! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week!
Diane Balch says
Truly strange but I have a tween baker in my house who would love to pour milk all over some rolls. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.
Serendipity and Spice says
Mmmmmmm! Can't wait to give these a try! Thanks for linking up!!
Gail Purath says
These look good and not too difficult. I'm going to give them a try. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Gail (BibleLoveNotes.com)
Pam Fields says
Yum! Pinned and planning to bake it soon!
ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R says
another super recipe! Making a copy of this one we like our buttered rolls around here-so I'm sure these would be a HIT!!
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Paula Jones says
KIDLETS!!! I LOVE that!!! It's long gone and I'm so craving it.
Paula Jones says
My husband has learned not to say anything, but I saw his look. hehe! He liked it though.
Paula Jones says
thanks for hosting!
Stephanie Pass says
Those look delish! I will have to make those this weekend for my kidlets.
Definitely sounds weird at first, but it looks gooooooooooooood
Seeing the recipe I know it's something I'd just love to eat 🙂
I totally agree and was pleasantly surprised.
Sarah Carletti says
My mouth is watering. Thanks for linking this!
LaShunda McGahee says
I remember this recipe very well. My grandma use to make this for us all the time along with, her mom’s tea cakes, cookies, pies, fried hand pies, all sorts of cakes, biscuits, pie dough cookies, all sorts of southern desserts and classics. Living in the south we actually always got the best of the best and I miss my grandmothers so much, happy I did get so many of my favorite recipes they made for me, thank you for bringing this recipe back into my life, I have to retrieve my grandmothers recipe and try this almost long list favorite
I have the same memories of my grandmother’s cooking. Thank you for your sweet comment.