Being that I work in an industry that doesn't exactly slow down for major Christian holidays (the show must go on, right?), I'm working a double shift as a house manager at the theatre today. So, in lieu of attending any sort of Easter brunch, I decided to bring the celebration with me and baked two dozen resurrection buns for my staff!
What's a resurrection bun, you ask?
One part metaphor and one part yummy sweetness, it's basically the most delicious way to celebrate the risen Lord!
Here's how you make 'em:
1. Take the "body" of a marshmallow and "annoint it with oil and spices" (dip it in a mixture of melted butter and cinnamon).
So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
2. Bury the "body" in a flattened biscuit (I prefer grands jumbo buttermilk biscuits... they stretch out and wrap around the marshmallows best)
And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock.
3. Seal the tomb (press together the edges of the biscuit so that the marshmallow is sealed tightly inside). For good measure, I also like to "annoint" the sealed tomb.
And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
4. Bake according the the instructions on the biscuit can. While you bake, the marshmallow will "rise" and melt inside the biscuit. until...
5. You bite into the cooled biscuit and BEHOLD!! The tomb is empty.
And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
He is Risen
He is Risen, INDEED!
Happy Easter, Everyone!