Easter baking for your family or Sunday School class!
I think this may be the first time I’ve made empty tombs. I never got around to baking them with our daughters, and they are all in their twenties now. Sorry, girls! You know how an idea can get tucked away in the back of your mind and get lost. (Since this originally posted, I’ve had a chance to share this Easter baking project with other children, including some in Poland.)
When I taught a 2nd grade Sunday School class many years ago, I shared the scheduled curriculum lesson with my class on Easter morning, I remember one of the other teachers taking her class to the church kitchen for some Easter baking.
At dismissal time, my class left with their colorful leaflet with our lesson, just like every other week. The other teacher, her class went running across the courtyard with warm, sweet pastry that they had baked themselves. The kids were eager to show everyone that the marshmallows they had placed in the bread dough had disappeared, leaving an empty tomb. There was no doubt about which class had the more memorable lesson that week! If you decide to make these at church, invite the other teachers to join you! 😉
The process in uncomplicated; the results will be rustic, varied, and very tasty!
1 tube crescent rolls
Separate the dough into 4 rectangles. Place two marshmallows on each rectangle toward one end. Fold the dough over the marshmallows. crimping the edges to seal. (You could also used the jumbo canned biscuits, flattening it into a larger circle and wrapping the dough around a single marshmallow as pictured above.) Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Bake at 375 for 11 – 13 minutes. Allow to cool a few minutes before serving. The marshmallows will melt inside the dough leaving an empty space. A culinary way to remember the Easter story.
Caution: be sure to let them cool for about 10 minutes. The melted marshmallow in the bottom of the empty tomb will be molten, sticky, and very hot!