My heritage recipe

Family Food Traditions: Our Class Cookbook

Resurrection Tombs




This recipe started when my grandmother discovered a variation of this recipe at a church organization. She thought it might be a fun dessert that was easy and that the whole family could make. We make the resurrection tombs every Friday before Easter (Good Friday.)  The dessert represents the tomb Jesus was put into after he died on the cross. Then you make the treat the marshmallow represents Jesus. After you bake it, the marshmallow disappears, representing Jesus resurrecting. We make this dish always before Easter as a family. I was taught how to make it at around the age of four. The reason it is so important to my family is that anyone can make it because it is so easy, and it is always really fun to make. Then, on Easter Sunday, we enjoy the rolls for our Easter brunch. Our whole family comes together after church. It is normally served with other breakfast foods like eggs, cheese, bread, and bacon. In the original recipe, you can make your own dough, but we like to buy frozen dough since it takes a lot less time. Our recipe might be seen as very simple, but that is part of the reason that it is a tradition. The easiness of the recipe is part of the reason I chose this recipe. It is a dish that to have been able to make for so long and it is something I will be able to pass down and show to my kids at a young age. I chose this recipe because it is a tradition related to my religion and has a big impact on my family.






Serving size: 16 rolls



  • 16 Large Marshmallows
  • ½ cup Melted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of Brown sugar
  • Crescent Roll or dinner rolls





  1. Preheat oven to 350 ˚ Fahrenheit


  1. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl.



  1. Follow the directions of the dough package, then separate and roll out each roll



  1. Spread butter onto the dough, then sprinkle on the sugar and cinnamon mix.



  1. Place marshmallow into the dough, then fold over the dough and pinch and seal each roll.



  1. Put rolls on a lined baking sheet, then spread on butter and sugar mix on top.



  1. Place rolls in the oven for about 12 minutes.


  1. Serve warm and enjoy.

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