Old-Fashioned Vinegar Rolls

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

This was an answer to a recipe request in the Star -Telegram sometime in the early 90's. The recipe was in the Parade Magazine published in 1961. The article said the recipe dated from 1880. I thought some of you might be collectors of old historic recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine vinegar, water, 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Stir over low heat until sugar disolves. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening; stir in milk with fork until soft dough forms.
  3. Roll out into a rectangle about 1/4-inch thick. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over surface of rectangle. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
  4. Roll up, starting at longer side. Cut crosswise into slices 1 1/4 inches thick.
  5. Place slices, cut side up, close togather in deep baking dish. Dot with remaining butter.
  6. Pour hot vinegar mixture over all. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve hot with heavy cream.


Most Helpful

This recipe brings back wonderful childhood memories!! I lost my mother 5 years ago and didn't think to get this recipe from her before it happened. I was thrilled when I finally found this. If you like a bit of a tart sweet taste you will love these rolls! A break from the "sweet roll norm"

gramg54 June 24, 2010

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