Wednesday, 30 May 2012

granny's butter rolls

gooey looking, buttery little treats :')

no, my opah has never made this rolls, nor would she ever make any i suspect. obviously, it's not one of our many traditional desserts haha. it's from the western countries i think...

anyways, i came across the recipe while googling for buns and rolls recipes. i just can't resist the temptation of making some right away, primarily because it's soooo easy to make, and it looks oh-so-goooeyy in the pictures. i don't know about you guys, but if you are a sucker for gooey, buttery, pastry-ish kinda thing, i assure you, you'll fall in love with this straight away.

i used the recipe from this site. it's a wonderful entry with step by step pictures on making these rolls. i've learnt from the entry that the rolls were meant to be imperfect-looking... since it's a dessert of days gone by, when people actually make their foods to eat them, not to take pictures and post them on blogs hahaha. wait, i do eat the foods i make, even though i take pictures of them and post them up in my blog... don't get me wrong! ehehe. what i was trying to say is that back in those days, our grandmas didn't really care if their foods look pretty or ugly when they have so many other stuffs to worry about like house-chores, looking after their kids and what not. as long as it's yummy, all was well.

and that, i believe, is the charm of homemade foods :')

i've altered the recipe just a teeny tiny bit, since i didn't have all of the required ingredients. i didn't have any vegetable shortening at home, so i figured i could just substitute that with regular butter. by the way, you can experiment around with this recipe - use your favourite cookie dough, or store-bought cookies. 

granny's butter rolls

butter rolls
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 100g butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • cinnamon powder
milk sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp imitation vanilla

how to
butter rolls
  • cut 1/2 cup butter really well into flour with fork. stir in milk until a dough forms.
  • on a lightly floured surface, dump out dough and press together with your hands to form a ball.
  • roll out into a rectangle (about 7 x 10 in size). spread softened butter over though, and then sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon all over top. roll it up like a swiss roll and press it together lightly.
  • cut into slices (about one inch thick each) and place into a lightly greased baking dish.
milk sauce
  • in medium pot, combine all milk sauce ingredients. heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to bubble lightly. 

  • pour milk sauce over rolls in pan.
  • bake in preheated oven at 175 C for 30-40 minutes, or until rolls are lightly browned on top.
  • allow to sit for a few minutes once it is done for the rolls to soak up more sauce. after you've put each rolls on a plate, spoon more sauce onto it.

if you're still wondering how these rolls really taste like... lemme give you a hint. 

it's basically like cinnamon rolls, with less cinnamon, more buttery and soaked with a nice, thick, gooeey custard sauce. if you're already drooling, trust me. you have to make this.

teeheeeee :)

baker at heart,

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