Video:Jelly Rollwith Gretchen Siegchrist
Jelly rolls are a heavenly way to cap off a meal and also go great with coffee or tea. Check out this simple recipe for homemade jelly rolls.See Transcript
Transcript:Jelly RollHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to show you how to make a jelly roll. This is a fun dessert that looks and tastes great.
Jelly Roll IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need:
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- powdered sugar
- 2/3 cups jelly or jam
Finally, you will need a large kitchen towel that is larger than the baking pan.
Combine the Jelly Roll IngredientsBegin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and beat them together for three or four minutes until they are light and fluffy.
Pour the eggs into a larger bowl, then add the sugar and beat it in. Now we will beat in the water and the vanilla.
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, the baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, beating as you go.
Bake the CakePour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it out so that it fills all the corners. Bake the cake for 12 to 15 minutes, until a fork comes out cleanly from the center.
Roll Up the CakeSpread the towel out on a clean surface, and sprinkle it liberally with powdered sugar. Turn the cake upside down onto the towel, and remove the aluminum foil.
Now, we will roll the cake up with the towel inside of it. Let the rolled cake cool for 20 minutes or so on a wire rack.
Spread the Jam on the CakeWhile the cake is cooling, whisk the jam with a fork to make it more spreadable. Unroll the cake and spread the jam over the entire surface.
Serve the Jelly Roll CakeNow we will reroll the cake, without the towel this time, sprinkle it with powdered sugar, and it should be ready to serve. Cut slices off the roll for a delicious and beautiful dessert. Enjoy.
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