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.