Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Traditions: Vanishing Breakfast Rolls

I love Easter time. There are so many fun traditions.  We try to have a good mix of fun and religious activities.  Most of our traditions in some way have food involved (are you shocked).  Over the next couple of days I will share some of our traditions.

In a former life I was a FACS (Family and Consumer Science Education) Teacher.  Now if you are thinking "What is that?"  Family and Consumer Sciences is what used to be called Home Economics.  This is one of the recipes that we made in ever year.  The kids loved it.  When I left teaching and had my we started making these rolls for Easter. As we make these rolls we talk about that on Easter Sunday the tomb was empty just like these rolls will be when they are baked. I find that as I am making these with my kids we are able to discuss the resurrection in terms they can understand.

When baked the marshmallows melt.  If the rolls are not sealed well the marshmallow melts out and onto the pan.  I make these with my kids and consequently we get a lot of rolls that are not quiet sealed.  If you are planning on making these with kids I would recommend lining your cookie sheet with parchment paper.  That way you don't have to spend Easter Sunday scrubbing pans.

1 pkg. canned biscuits
2 Tbsp. margarine
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
5 large marshmallows (cut in half)
Makes 5 servings (requires 2 biscuits per serving)
Melt margarine in a custard cup in the microwave. In another custard cup, combine the sugar
and cinnamon. Roll the marshmallow halves in the melted margarine, completely coating the
marshmallows; then roll the marshmallows in the sugar/cinnamon mixture, coating all surfaces.
Wrap each marshmallow in a biscuit, hiding the marshmallow completely inside the biscuit.
Prepare a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil, shiny side up, being careful to cover
the sides of the pan. Coat the foil with a nonstick vegetable spray. Place the rolls on the pan,
sealed edges down. Bake at 375ยบ F for 11–13 minutes (set the timer). Remove rolls from pan
immediately after removing them from the oven.