Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recipe Time: Resurrection Rolls

I discovered this recipe through Cheri at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar (one of my favorite crafty blogs). She had gotten it from Kim at Feathers From My Nest (a new-to-me blog). These are so wonderful for teaching the story of the resurrection to your children.

Since it's Easter tomorrow, and we'll be busy with a gathering of friends (all of us who don't have family around), tonight was our last opportunity to sit down and really talk to our kids about the real meaning of Easter. So we bumped up our Family Home Evening and made rolls together, and while we made them we talked about the Easter story. This is the kind of lesson kids and dads love anyway - the treat IS the lesson!

Kim and Cheri used pre-made, frozen rolls to make thiers. It makes them quick and easy, for sure. But, if you're cheap like me and don't mind a little extra time and mess, make your own dough! If you've got a bread maker, even better (i don't... wish i did, though)!

On the first batch, I used my mom's sweet dough recipe she uses for cinnamon rolls, but i found that it was just too much sugar (but my husband loved it!). I liked them a lot better with just a plain old bread dough recipe, and they were still plenty sweet. So use your favorite roll/bread recipe, or if you don't have one, you can use this one i got off of a sachet of Fleishmann's yeast!

Bread dough
  • 5½ c. flour
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 envelopes quick-rise yeast (4 1/2 tsp.)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1½ c. water
  • ½ c. milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine
In large bowl, combine 2 c. flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm. Stir into dry ingredients.
Beat two minutes at medium speed. Add 1 c. flour. Beat at high speed for two minutes.
Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead onto lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic (abt. ten minutes)
Cover and let rise for 10 minutes.
Divide into balls, about 2 inches in diameter. This recipe is supposed to make two loaves of bread - i got 18 rolls and a small loaf (since i just couldn't resist plain and delicious fresh baked bread!).

Follow this link to find Kim's instructions for the rest.

Happy Easter!

"... Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen..."
Luke 24:5-6


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