Sunday, April 1, 2012

Resurrection Rolls

Every year at Easter time our family makes these special rolls. I made them with my Granny when I was a kid and it makes me happy to pass on that tradition and to think of those special memories of Granny when we make them. They help us to remember the reason we celebrate Easter. Don't get me wrong, we love the Easter Bunny around these parts, but we also know it is important to honor the true meaning for this special day. The rolls are so simple, you take a tube of crescent roll dough and seal the seams to make 6 rectangles (or you can buy the new seamless dough), then you roll a marshmallow into butter and cinnamon and sugar and place it in the middle of the dough and wrap it around the marshmallow. The marshmallow represents Jesus' body being anointed with oil and linament and perfume/spices. Wrapping the marshmallow in dough is symbolic of Jesus' body being put in the tomb. Once you bake the rolls the marshmallow disappears and the rolls are hollow, just as the tomb was empty after Christ was resurrected. Every time the kids try to trick me into believing the marshmallow is still inside, but somehow it always disappears!


Kristen said...

I had totally forgotten about those! I made them in my 9th grade cooking class. What a great idea for Easter! Thanks Erika for the good ideas, as always.

Lisa Allen said...

Granny must have left me out of that baking time!!I don't remember them. We have another recipe based upon the same idea, though. It uses a meringue base and you cook them overnight. Haven't made them in years, though. Love this one. Maybe we'll try it!