Easter is such a wonderful occasion. It’s a spring holiday, when things are in bloom and there is new life awakening all around- like the little birds that are nesting in the eve of my porch. (Interestingly, the 4th bird family to inhabit this same nest-home over the past couple of years ). For me, this holiday signifies the hope and new life I have. It is a joyous release at the end of a long Lenten season. After the weeks leading up to Jesus’ death and the sobering reality of Good Friday, the joy of the Easter miracle that He is alive calls for a glorious celebration!
We usually begin Easter morning with making and devouring Resurrection Rolls.
Resurrection Rolls are actually the Pillsbury Magic Marshmallow Rolls. They are fun and easy to make with kids. They “bury” the marshmallow, dredged through melted butter and cinnamon, inside crescent dough (analogous to the body in the tomb) and as they bake, the marshmallows expand and then melt. When the rolls are baked, they come out as hollow, “empty tombs” (filled with gooey cinnamon-y sweetness).
Dip marshmallows in melted butter and then roll in cinnamon sugar. Place each marshmallow on a crescent roll and wrap dough around so that the marshmallow is completely hidden, pinching it as needed. (This is very important).
|lots of hands|
|ready to bake|
|some with pecans some w/o|
Immediately remove from pans. (They may be sticky- use a spoon to loosen them). Place on a platter. Drizzle with icing and top with pecans. Eat while warm. (Makes 16 rolls). To reheat, wrap in foil, heat at 375 for 5-10 minutes.
|the mystery…the empty roll|