Each year, my family makes two different dairy-free Easter bread recipes over the course of the holiday weekend. One of them is a from-scratch yeast bread recipe, and the other is an easy sweet roll assembled from prepackaged ingredients, giving you a choice of whichever recipe fits your Easter schedule best. I hope you enjoy trying one or both of them with your family.
My husband is in charge of the Dairy-Free Hot Cross Buns, a yeast-based Easter bread recipe that is traditionally served on Good Friday. The second bread recipe, Dairy-Free Easter Celebration Rolls (recipe below), is admittedly simple. But that’s what I want for Easter morning when we’re fitting in time for Easter baskets surprises, the neighborhood Easter egg hunt, and getting dressed up to stand still and look happy for one! photo! please! to make Mom happy before rushing off to church.
These rolls are an Easter bread adaptation of the winning Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe from 1969, Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs. A friend of mine gave me the idea to serve them on Easter morning. It’s really fun to make them with children - they are always amazed that the marshmallow you wrap in the dough “disappears” when the rolls are baked. The “empty” rolls are a great representation of the empty tomb on Easter morning. And, they taste great.