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Easter Memories - Good Friday

By Christina Aberle Long, Berlin, North Dakota


When our kids were growing up, our Good Friday dinner was always potato soup and a Judas rope. Judas rope was a piece of dough rolled into a long roll, then shaped in the shape of a hang mans knot to remind us of the "Judas" in all of us. Each one got just one Hangman's knot. On Holy Saturday we had Hot Cross buns. On Easter Sunday, we had Easter Roll. It was a sweet dough rolled out in a rectangle shape, spread with beaten egg white, then added chopped dates and nuts, rolled-up, put on a cookie sheet in a circle, when baked it was frosted and decorated with marshino cherries and nuts.

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