I love to post about old family recipes. It is so great when a recipe is passed down from generation to generation. Here is another one of those recipes. Once again this was something that my mom made for me and my siblings when I was a kid. This is one of those recipes that brings a smile to my family's faces when they hear that I am making patty rolls. One of the nice things for the baker of this recipe is that they are simple to make and they really don't take a lot of time to make.
You may wonder what a patty roll is. I would describe as a sweet roll, but yet it is a little bit like a biscuit. Not that this patty roll is flaky like a biscuit, but it is a little drier like a biscuit. If that makes sense. The dough itself is not overly sweet, but you add cinnamon and sugar just as you would a sweet roll. The dough is made the night before you are going to make it, which is nice if you don't want to take a lot of time in the morning.
To get the true experience of these patty rolls I guess you will just have to make them and experience them first hand. I am sure that they will bring a smile to your face and who ever is lucky enough to experience them with you. So I hope that you will give them a try. Enjoy!!
Old Fashioned Patty Rolls (My mom's recipe)
4 cup flour
1 cup shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 packet of yeast
1 cup milk (scalded and cooled)
Mix flour, shortening, sugar, and salt as for pie crust. Dissolve yeast in cooled milk. Add eggs and beat. Add all this to first mixture. Mix well and set in refrigerator overnight. In the morning divide dough in 4 parts. Roll out lightly to about a 10 to12 inch circle and spread with soft butter, sugar, and cinnamon (like you would for sweet rolls). Cut into pie shape pieces, eight pieces for each circle. With the widest side of the pie shape fold the dough over to about 1/3 of the way and then with the pointed side bring that over the part that you just folded over and tuck end under the roll. Place on greased baking pan and let rise for about 45 minutes. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Place on wire rack and cool completely. Frost with a powder sugar icing. These rolls freeze nicely and even if you don't freeze them they will keep nice for a few days.