These Almond Sweet Rolls are a classic recipe from my sweet grandma. They take a while to make, but they are so worth it!
With today being Memorial Day, I have been thinking all day about my sweet Grandma Dorothy who passed away last April. She was the most remarkable lady. I was so very lucky to have her for my grandma. She was the kindest, most caring, most loving, selfless person I know.
My grandma was everybody’s cheerleader and made you feel like you were the most important person in her life. When I was in college, I lived with her and my grandpa for a couple semesters. I would wake up every morning and find the table set for my breakfast and then would come home from class with lunch always waiting. I cherish those memories. I miss and think of her every single day.
Not only was she the best grandma ever, she was also a fantastic cook and made the very best sweet rolls.
Our family’s favorite ones were her almond sweet rolls. These seriously are to die for. The almond filling is amazing. I could eat one of these every day and never get tired of them. Give me a cold glass of milk and an almond sweet roll and I am one happy lady! So in honor of my sweet grandma, I’m sharing her recipe today for almond sweet rolls. These take some time to make, but they are definitely worth it.
If you are like my sister-in-law Becky who loves almond flavoring and uses it as her “secret ingredient” in just about anything, then you will be in love with these sweet rolls.
On the other hand, I totally get that there are those who do not love or even like the taste of almond extract. My best friend Heather is one of them. I’ll never forget when we were probably 12 or 13, she was over at my house and my mom had made almond sweet rolls that day. I took one and gave Heather one too, not knowing that she didn’t like almond. I just remember finding her sweet roll thrown down the stairs of our outside basement entrance. I guess she didn’t have the heart to tell me she didn’t like almond. To this day she still doesn’t and we still laugh about that story.
So if you are like Heather, and don’t like almond, then feel free to do a cinnamon or orange filling, or anything you’d like.