When I reflect on my Granny Kilgore and her cooking, I remember very little. But there are some special memories of the watered-down hot chocolate and the cat head biscuits. During one of my visits home, I was looking through a cookbook from Oak Grove Church, and there was a recipe of Granny Kilgore's. I don't remember her making the recipe for butter rolls, but my cousin, Patricia Phelps put the following recipe in the cookbook as a memorial to Granny Kilgore.
Mix flour, milk, and Crisco forming a dough. Chill. Roll out chilled dough on floured board. Spread with melted butter and 1 cup sugar. Sprinkle with lemon or vanilla flavoring. Roll up and cut into 1 inch pieces. Place in an oblong pan. Mix 2 cups water and the other cup of sugar. Bring to boil and pour over rolls. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until done and browned.
November 3, 2014
Since the original posting of this article, I cooked Granny Kilgore's Butter Rolls. The turned out beautifully. It is a very sweet dessert.
Here are some photos.