Saturday, April 07, 2012
The Best Easter Dessert: Resurrection Rolls
Growing up in my family, we always had the same dessert every Easter that I can remember.
If you've never heard of them, then you're in for a real treat. They're warm, gooey, sugary deliciousness. Plus, they also remind us of what the day is really all about.
It's a simple recipe.
crescent roll dough
1/4 c. melted butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon mixed with 4 tablespoons sugar
My parents talked about the resurrection story while we made these as a family.
First, you press out the crescent roll dough a bit. This represents the burial clothes in which Jesus was wrapped.
Next, you take the marshmallow, which represents the body of Christ, and dip it in the melted butter which represents the burial oil.
Then roll it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. This would represent the burial spices.
Then you wrap the marshmallow with the crescent roll dough (burial clothes).
Fold in the three corners, then pinch them tight.
You want to make sure that it sealed pretty well, so that it won't later make a big mess. Place them on a baking sheet lines with greased wax paper.
Then Christ's body was laid in a tomb, which in this case . . .
is the oven.
Then after three days . . .
(or rather, 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until the dough is a light golden brown)
. . . Jesus rose from the grave!
When people came to the tomb it was found empty.
The rolls will maintain their shape pretty well and when you break them open, it will seem as if the marshmallow disappeared.
Pretty neat, huh?
Oh, and delicious!