Are you looking for a fun, new Easter recipe tradition? Try making Resurrection Rolls! They are a creative way to tell the story of Easter and it’s a nice visual for kids of Jesus’ burial and resurrection. Plus, they’re really yummy!
I know there are a bunch of you who can’t eat gluten, so I thought it would be fun to create a gluten free recipe for these rolls.
How the recipe tells the story:
1. The marshmallow represents Jesus.
2. The melted butter that the marshmallow is dipped in represents the oils of embalming.
3. The cinnamon and sugar represent the spices that Jesus was buried with.
4. The dough wrapped around the marshmallow represents the strips of linen Jesus was buried in.
5. The oven represents the tomb and the oven door is the stone.
6. When the rolls bake, the marshmallow melts. When the roll is cut open, the marshmallow has disappeared. Jesus is risen!
Gluten Free Resurrection Rolls
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/3 cups all-purpose gluten free flour mix
- 2 tablespoons xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 bag large marshmallows
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast and warm water together. Add the sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Add the next 5 ingredients and mix the dough on medium low using your dough hook for 5 minutes while scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Transfer the dough to a large, greased mixing bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle at 1/4" inch thickness. You can add a little more flour as you go if you find that the dough is sticking.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into triangles that resemble crescent roll dough.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip a marshmallow into the melted butter and coat the entire outside of it with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place the marshmallow onto the large side of one of the dough triangles and roll up. Pinch and squeeze the dough around the marshmallow to seal it.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are golden. Let cool slightly before serving.
Created by SouthernSavers.com