Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Rolls



A friend gave me this recipe to make "Resurrection Biscuits".  I thought it would be fun to do with my daughter (because she loves to cook) as well as a great opportunity to talk about the real reason we celebrate Easter.  She loved it.


This is what you'll need to make your own:
(The recipe calls for canned biscuits.  I didn't have any so I made my own bread dough.)


Take a large canned biscuit for each person.  Flatten the biscuit out until it's about 5 inches across.  Spread melted butter, sugar and cinnamon on it.  Explain that the spices represent the spices used to anoint Jesus' body before His burial.


Hand out one large marshmallow to each person.  The marshmallow represents Jesus.  It is white because it stands for His purity and His sinless life.  Place the marshmallow in the center of the biscuit.


Then fold the sides around it forming a "tomb".


Put more butter, cinnamon and sugar on the outside.  Talk about the sweet taste of the spices and how Jesus gave us the sweetest gift we will ever receive.  Place the biscuits crease side down on a greased baking sheet so they will not open while cooking.


At this point you can bake the buns.  Follow the directions on the biscuit package to bake them.  Allow a little cooling time because the marshmallow will be very hot.


When you bite into your rolls you will be surprised to find the center empty.  The marshmallow has melted.  As each person discovers the empty tomb, discuss the scripture Matthew 28:6 "He is not here: for He is risen . . ."

Enjoy!


11 comments:

  1. Your easter ideas are so fun! You are so creative and cute with your kids. I love this sweet roll idea and I think we'll give it a try this weekend. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

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  2. That is a really cool (and yummy) way to share about Jesus! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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  3. I made these for Easter Dinner and they were a delicious hit. Ilove your blog. My daughters also visit your blog and do many of your fun crafts with their children. Thanks! :-D

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  4. I LOVE this!!!! I wish I had found this before Easter! Oh well, I'll just make 'em anyway! =)

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  5. Wow Amy. This is so professional!

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  6. I'm for sure going to try this!

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  7. this is amazing!!! I will be doing this in the future!!!!

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