Friday, June 1, 2012

Redundo Rolls

If you're anything like me, you probably have a love hate relationship with recipes and Pinterest food. They all just look soooo good, and every pin says "Super easy and super yummy!" and it sucks us in. I can mess up a fool-proof recipe, but I haven't died yet so I'll keep trying these "super easy" recipes. We had a submission of one of these "super easy" recipes by Lidia. 2 main ingredients...2 minor ingredients, no mixing. Just roll and bake. See how yummy and pretty these look? 

The Original Pin
http://eatatallies.com/2011/04/resurrection-rolls/
Lidia says, "I've seen this pin floating around, and I honestly thought that it looked too good to be true. The lesson here is an Easter one, that Jesus the marshmallow goes into his tomb, and then the marshmallow disappears--but where does it go? The answer is, unfortunately, out."

The Pinstrosity

Not quite like it was supposed to turn out. Lidia tells us, "I followed exactly what the recipe said--large marshmallows, regular crescent rolls, and pinching the dough securely shut. Unfortunately the marshmallows still found whatever way they could out of the rolls. Despite all this, they were definitely delicious and gone within minutes."

To be honest...I have no idea what happened here. A difference in crescent roll dough sizes or makeup perhaps? Perhaps try mini mashmallows, but those will be kinda hard to handle in the butter and sugar...but it could work. 

Despite the Pinstrosity, Lidia said these turned out yummy. "Thankfully I was just making these to be tasty...but if I was making these for Easter I would definitely have been disappointed."

(Redundo Rolls, hehehe. Anyone know their latin?)

                          

32 comments:

  1. I made them at Easter. I cut the marshmallows in
    half (smaller than large, but bigger than mini...). I then made sure they stayed in the oven until there were no more visible marshmallows. They just melted all over the bottom of the pan, but they couldn't be easily seen so it kinda fit the lesson idea. Just glad I was testing it out for when my kid/future kids are older... probably not gonna use this as a lesson for Easter....

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  2. I cook professionally, but I'm not a food photographer so the stuff I make from Pinterest generally looks undesirable. My suggestion with this recipe would be to lower the heat and put the rolls in a cold oven, allowing the rolls to preheat with the oven. The marshmallow will have short time to melt, rather than explode.

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  3. This post made me laugh out loud at the part about "where does the marshmallow go?"

    I have pinned this pin recently and was going to try making it with homemade dough (can't stand the ingredient list on those packaged doughs) and when i searched some blogs I found that many people had marshmallow leakage and a few had success.

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  4. I made these and it totally was a disaster there was hardly any marshmallow left in the roll!

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  5. Mine did the exact same thing! They were delicious though!

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  6. I used to make these years ago and I used a muffin tin to bake them. Never had a problem with the marshmallow coming out, it always melted and disappeared.

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  7. I actually make these with homemade dough and not crescent rolls. The marshmallow melts leaving a hollow inside, and a super yummy roll. I have never had any problem with the marshmallow coming out.

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  8. I remember making these YEARS ago in middle school and they did exactly that...we called them Vanishing Breakfast rolls...because the Marshmallow is supposed to vanish! Not sure what made them not work for some people, but they are YUMMY when they turn out :)

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  9. I use mine in a muffin pan and, when i wrap a cresent roll I make sure to over lap any possible holes..sometimes a few will leak, but im not a pastry chef, So presentation is not that big of a deal. They taste great and are easy to make... I also melt butter dip the roll in it, then cinnamon sugar on top before placing in the pan. Instead, of putting it all inside.

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  10. Use a muffin tin. Wrap the crescent dough triangles around the marshmallow lot where all the points and edges accumulate at the top and pinch it all together really well. Pinch pinch pinch and really seal all the edges. I brush more butter and sugar/cinnamon on top of all that pinched, gathered dough.

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  11. This happened the first time I made these, but then I realized that you have to REALLY pinch and pinch so there is no way it can get out!! Works fine now, and sooo yummy!

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  12. experience from a different recipe... the "off brand" crescent rolls behave differently than the name brand ones. i'm guessing these photos were made with an off-brand.

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  13. As a child we made these every Easter in Sunday School, and the marshmallow always melted out exactly like yours did. I promise you that any child watching this lesson unfold are not concerned about the Jesus marshmallow not actually disappearing and are more concerned with stuffing their face with this deliciousness, so no worries, folks, you can still use these as a lesson!

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  14. My husband says he has made them and they work perfectly - dip the marshmallow itself in melted butter before rolling it up in the dough. He thinks he used homemade dough but he can't remember. He also used a muffin pan. We may have to try it together now that we have kids.

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  15. Use a toothpick to hold it together!

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  16. Also there are two sizes of crescent rolls. There are a larger size with 6 in a roll and smaller sized ones with 8 rolls in the can. This might be the problem. I use only they big ones when a recipe calls for crescent rolls, unless it specifically calls for the smaller ones. I like to have more to work with.

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  17. We made these, and didn't have a problem. But we used mini marshmallows, so maybe that made a difference.

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  18. My boyfriend and i just did this same recipe. We used the big marshmallows, and the Pillsbury crescent rolls. Instead of using the crescent rolls in the shape of a triangle we mushed each piece into it's own ball and then flattened it out like mini pizza crusts. And when you put it on the pan make sure to have it pinched side down, it won't stopped the leakage of marshmallow but it certainly minimizes it. They were absolutely delicious though! i think next time we make this we'll sprinkle some of the left over cinnamon sugar on top. yum...

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  19. My Dad grew up making this for us, as his mom did for him. We have found that instead of using a muffin pan, use a pie pan and just make it into one big dish and cut it up. It takes a little practice but it defiantly prevents leaking!

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  20. We made this in Jr. High Home-Ec class. That was over 35 years ago.

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  21. Others have it right... you have to pinch the seams together. IF not you will have marshmallow escaping. Made these in 7th grade home ec and used to make them a lot for my family when I was in jr. high.

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  22. What do these actually taste like? I've been looking for a recipe to kind of mimic a sopapilla that doesn't call for deep frying. I just love squeezing honey into those warm pockets, but hot oil in general scares me off.

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  23. I make these all the time and they always turn out great!!!! The problem is the dough you used!! Buy regular frozen bread rolls (NO CRESCENT ROLLS!!!), I use Rhodes. Allow rolls to thaw in a single layer for about an hour, until the dough is pliable. Flatten out each roll (but don't be too rough or you'll end up with overly tough bread) and wrap around a large marshmallow, seal edges as best you can and then roll in cinnamon sugar. Bake according to package directions, but start checking on half way through and every 5-10 mins (this might seem a little extreme, but I've found that even a minor difference in temp between ovens can have a huge effect on how these guys turn out). Also, don't crowd the pan!!! The marshmallows SHOULD melt out of the roll, leaving a hollow inside, but the point is they SHOULD MELT. You'll end up with a clear, sticky, sweet layer of melted marshmallow at the bottom of the pan and hollow rolls.

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  24. I made these and had no problem!

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  25. we have made these before using crescent rolls and it turned out great. You need to make sure that you pinch the seams together and bake them long enough for the marshmallows to completely melt

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  26. My brother learned this recipe in middle school home ec, and we've made it lots of times with good success! Instead of crescent rolls, we used refrigerated biscuits (the tube kind). Dip marshmallow (regular size) in butter, then the cinnamon sugar. Flatten the biscuit and wrap the marshmallow, pulling the dough up and over the marshmallow. Pinch the bottom closed very securely and cook in a muffin tin. They sometimes leak a little but taste delicious - almost like cinnamon rolls.

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  27. I have done this recipe every year for Easter since I was a little kid. The trick that we've learned is to use crescent rolls and put the balls into a muffin tin.

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  28. You can find a no fail recipe for these by Betty Crocker. They're called magic marshmallow crescent puffs. It looks to me like they forgot to pinch the crescent shut. If there are any holes, it will explode. My family and I have made these 4-6 dozen at a time for over 20 years. We've got it down to a science.

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  29. We make these with 3-5 year olds at church--but we always use the "grands" biscuits. I split the muffin in half with a sharp knife(not quite all the way through, then have the kids stick a large marshmallow in between. I don't think we even worry about sealing them completely. Bake them on a sheet as the package says. It's always worked so far.

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  30. I learned how to make these as a young girl in church. We always used regular biscuit dough that came in a rolled can (Pillsburry)instead of crescent dough. We never had any issue with marshmallow leaking out of the pan. I have done them both in muffin pans and regular baking sheets. You do need to make sure that all seams are closed tightly though. With a weak seam you will get the inside running out. I do wonder if there is a bigger chance of a weak seam because crescents are a more flaky dough than regular biscuit dough?

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  31. This is one I've tried and had success with. It's super messy but so fun to lick your fingers clean when done. Some of them broke open but man oh man do they taste good.

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  32. I use to make these for Easter as a kid every year. It never turned out like that...but when you get it just right it's an awesome way to tell the Easter story, that the kids will never forget!

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