Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Butter Roll Dessert Recipe Search

Ever heard of a Butter Roll Dessert?

I've looked through all my cookbooks from the 1930's and 1940's and found nothing like this request: "In the 1930's my Mother made a dessert she called Butter Roll. She used left over biscuit dough, added a little more shortening. Rolled it out, spread it with butter and sugar. She then poured milk over and baked."

This recipe may have been the results of an inventive cook who didn't want buscuit dough to go to waste -- but if you have a recipe for anything like this, please send it to

Story of Two Chutneys

UPDATE: A recent visitor sent us this email.

"Check out the Catfish Institute's recipe for pineapple chutney at Catfish Institute. This uses the least amount of sugar of any pineapple chutney recipe I've seen on the Internet and uses mustard seeds. "


The number of chutney recipes out there is amazing. I've had two requests for chutney recipes and have only been able to find one -- maybe you all can help with the second.

Here is the first request: "I can not find in my files nor on the net a recipe for Fruit Chilli Sauce(chutney). It used a lot of Tomatoes, and then equal amounts of apples, peaches, green/red sweet peppers and onions. There was white/cider vinegar, chilli powder, brown sugar and so on."

And here is the recipe I found. If you have one closer to the description above, please send it to me.

Tomato Chutney
2 pounds of ripe tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 green apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 peaches, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped
2 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon of mixed spice and chili powder

In a large pan, place tomatoes, onions, apples, and peaches; add brown sugar, vinegar, salt, spices and chili powder. Bring slowly to a boil and simmer for 2 hours, uncovered, until mixture is thick. Stir occasionally. Remove chutney from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Spoon into warm sterilized jars; seal immediately.

The second chutney recipe request was for one with "pineapple and mustard seed. It was savory, though, not sweet." I haven't been able to find one like this so your help would be appreciated. All the chutney recipes I found with pineapple were on the sweet side.

If you have a lost-recipe you would like me to search for, please post your message here or email And feel free to visit Searching for Recipes,