Follow me on Pinterest

Follow Me on Pinterest

Friday, April 20, 2012

Jelly Roll and Celebrating 15 Years of No Smoking!

So today I celebrate 15 years of being a non-smoking person! My sister in law came over and we decided we needed to learn how to make jelly roll(I had lots of eggs and the first thing that came to mind was jelly roll). Lynn and I have a long history of cooking and baking together. We started when our kids were babies. We typically bake and cook 2-3 things at one time, we used to have small children(they are preteens and teens now)running through the house, usually squealing or breaking something!(sometimes, more than I care to remember, arms!). It's usually messy, loud, chaotic, and oh so fun! Today, we are older and somewhat wiser(as you can tell by the saran wrap protecting my America's Test Kitchen Cookbook from whatever might fly through the air!). We have decided that we need to keep records of our oopss so that we don't repeat them. Today started out fairly orderly....5 eggs were set out to warm to room temperature, while we got pasta dough started for our ravioli(that was the other thing we were making, see we are wiser, we aren't doing 3 things anymore! :)
Protect your cookbook....a little saran wrap goes a long way!

3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4  tsp salt
Whisk together, set aside.

Meanwhile whisk the 5 eggs on med high speed.

Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar and then add 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Continue to whip for 4-8 minutes until it is very thick and voluminous.

It looks so pretty!

Add the flour mixture and stir just until incorporated.

First you GREASE your baking sheet, then put a layer of parchment paper, GREASE it and then pour your batter on.

Try and make it nice and even. We didn't have the handy dandy tool shown in the ATK pictures(it kind of looks like a trowel) but we managed. Then we put it in the 350 oven for 12-17minutes. We turned it half way and checked it regularly as we both love baking on convection setting.

Once it springs back it's done! Take it out and run and knife along the sides to release it.

Grease another piece of parchment paper(thanks again Heather!)

Flip your cake onto the parchment paper.

Peel off the top layer of parchment paper, being sure to eat any yummy bits that are left on the paper!

Roll the warm cake from the short end. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes.

After the 15 minutes cooling time unroll your cake.

Add 1 1/4 cup of your favorite jam. (You can add pudding instead)We used grape jelly made from our grapes! Leave a 1/2 inch border jam free for rerolling.

Reroll leaving the parchment paper behind.

Sprinkle with icing sugar.


 A jelly roll cake to celebrate 15 years smoke free!

No comments: