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“My grandmother made this dessert for my father. It is one of his favorites. I don't really measure things, so I have approximated some measurements. This is a sweet-sour syrup served over a crunchy biscuit-like turnover. It really is better than it sounds. I think it was called a 'Roll' because some people rolled the dough and prepared like cinnamon rolls. I was always served this like a turnover. Either way is fine.”
1hr 5mins
6 approximately

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly grease baking dish or cookie sheet.
  3. FOR PASTRY: Combine flour and salt in bowl.
  4. Cut in shortening until mixture particles are size of small peas.
  5. Add water as needed.
  6. Roll dough thin on floured surface.
  7. Cut out saucer size rounds.
  8. FOR FILLING: Place pieces of cut up butter on each round, approx a teaspoon.
  9. Sprinkle with about 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar.
  10. Fold over each circle and crimp edges with a fork ala turnovers.
  11. Place turnovers in prepared pan.
  12. Brush with melted butter.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until nicely brown and crunchy.
  14. FOR SYRUP: In a sauce pan mix sugar, water and vinegar.
  15. Cook on low heat until sugar dissolves then on medium about 20 minute.
  16. TO SERVE: Place one turnover in a dessert bowl.
  17. Break open the turnover and ladle the syrup over it.

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