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SHOP TALK: Resurrection Rolls
by Ashley Fritsche

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing. In these segments, we share patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects,  and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news!

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Easter is right around the corner, and we are busy in the kitchen, making delicious Easter treats! Today, Wendy's family shares a longtime favorite recipe, Resurrection Rolls. These sweet rolls are not just scrumptious treats for the entire family to enjoy, but also an excellent way to give a hands-on lesson to describe the symbolism of Christ's resurrection from the tomb. 

Wendy is the Business Administrator for The Featherweight Shop, the "behind the scenes" woman who keeps our gears turning! We are so thankful to have her on our team! Wendy's daughter Carrie, and granddaughter Mercy (first of 13 grandchildren) are making Resurrection Rolls in celebration of Easter this year. 

Carrie and her children have made Resurrection Rolls almost every year, except when they were moving across the country. They do this to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This recipe shows the depiction of the empty tomb as well as other symbolism that you can find at the end of this blog. All of Wendy's children find joy in making these rolls to remind their children of the reason we celebrate Easter!

 

Wendy's daughter Carrie & granddaughter Mercy, all ready to make Resurrection Rolls! (These pictures are from when Mercy was two years old!)

 

*You can find this recipe on A Pinch of Joy's blog here.

 

Ingredients Needed:

1 package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

8 Large Marshmallows 

3 Tablespoons melted butter or margarine 

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Directions:

1. Mix cinnamon and sugar together ahead of time.

2. Melt butter in microwave ahead of time.

3. Preheat the over to 375 degrees. 

 

Mercy sure is excited after all the "prep work" has been completed. She is ready to get her hands covered in cinnamon sugar!

4. Separate crescent rolls and lay individual triangle on workspace.

5. Dip marshmallow in butter and roll to thoroughly coat.

Mercy hard at work, rolling the marshmallows in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

6. Roll buttered marshmallow in cinnamon sugar mixture. 

7. Place marshmallow on narrow tip of crescent dough and roll toward the large end.

8. Pinch dough together firmly at edges and any thin spots.

9. Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Resurrection Rolls beautifully rolled and ready to go in the oven!

10. Bake 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown. 

Carrie & Mercy's treats look delicious! They have the beautiful golden brown tint on the top of the rolls which means they are ready to come out of the oven.

 

Making these rolls together are a sweet way to spend time with family, make memories, and remind us all of the symbolism this recipe holds.

Marshmallow represents the body of Christ

Butter represents the oils used in burial

Cinnamon and sugar represent the spices used to perfume the body

The dough represents the tomb

Baked roll with the hollow center symbolizing the tomb after the resurrection! 

Carrie & Mercy's finished Resurrection Rolls.

Little Mercy enjoying her sweet treat!