Monday, April 18, 2011

From My Kitchen: Resurrection Rolls

Since I wasn't able to get this posted last Friday and this is a recipe you should make before Easter, I'm sharing today.

I'm sure many of you have heard of resurrection rolls or empty tomb rolls. I knew these as marshmallow puffs before I learned about using them to teach the lesson of the resurrection. If you haven't ever made them, try them out. Not only are they a great way to share the story of Jesus' death and resurrection with the little people in your life, they are delicious.

Amelia and I made a batch of resurrection rolls last week. The recipe is simple, and so is the lesson. (Well, at least it's simple until your four-year-old starts asking a million tough questions!) Here they are:

Resurrection Rolls (and lesson)
1/4 C. sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 (8-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
16 large marshmallows
1/4 C. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon.

Separate dough into 16 triangles. 
The dough represents the cloth Jesus was wrapped in when He was laid in the tomb.

Take a marshmallow.
This represents Jesus and His purity.

Dip the marshmallow in butter.
This represents the oils of embalming.

Dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar.
This represents the spices used to annoint the body of Jesus.

Wrap the coated marshmallow in the crescent roll dough, sealing all seams tightly.
This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.

Dip bottoms of rolls in butter and place butter side down in ungreased muffin cups. Place in 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
The oven represents the tomb.

During baking the cresent roll will puff up and the marshmallow will melt, so like the tomb, it is EMPTY.

When the rolls have cooled slightly, break the rolls (cloths) open to discover that Jesus is no longer there. 

Note: Make sure your marshmallows are fresh, so they melt completely. And, be sure to seal the dough very tightly around the marshmallows so they don't leak out as they melt.

Amelia understood the lesson very well. So well, in fact, that she renamed the recipe. Check out her take on it along with her capable demonstration of how to make these delicious rolls.


© Trippin' Mama 2011

1 comment:

Karin said...

Christy -- thanks for this! I needed a new recipe of something to bring to my church's Easter brunch and ... how simple and perfect. Have a great holiday!