Girls, put your petticoats and hoop skirts on for this recipe. This recipe takes you back to a simpler place and time. Our mother has fond memories of these butter rolls being served to her as a child. She said that it was always a treat to retire to the front porch and listen to all the small town gossip of Smithville, Georgia while enjoying these butter rolls. One bite of this magnificent roll will have you dreaming of sweet summertime porch swinging. You are defiantly going to need a corset (aka spanks) after eating these.

Old Fashion Butter Rolls

2 cups self rising flour
1 cup shortening
½ cup milk
1 stick butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the Milk Sauce
2 cups milk
2/3 cups Sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 7×11 casserole dish. Pour flour into a large bowl. Cut shortening in until mixture looks like crumbs. Add the milk, and stir until combined. Do not over mix. Form a ball using your hands. On a floured surface, roll dough out into a large rectangle. Spread the butter equally over the top, and then sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll up tight like you are making cinnamon rolls. Pinch ends to seal. Cut into 12 equal slices. Place cut side down in baking dish. In a saucepan, heat remaining milk, sugar and vanilla until bubbles form. Remove from heat, and pour over top of rolls. Bake 30-40 minutes.