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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Old South Jelly Roll Cake Recipe

My Mom used to make the most incredible strawberry jelly roll.  I found the recipe she used that I scribbled down at least 10 years ago but the directions are so vague that I didn't think I should try it, especially since this is for Mike's clients this afternoon.  So I found Paula Deen's recipe and almost didn't believe it was her recipe because it didn't call for a stick of butter.  LOL  But as always, her recipe for an Old South Jelly Roll Cake came through for me and turned out perfect!  The best part about this recipe is you can use your favorite jelly as the filling.  An endless amount of choices....

Ingredients:
4 eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup cake flour, sifted
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup jam or jelly, stirred well
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting, sifted

Whipped Cream, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl beat egg whites until stiff but not dry and set aside.  In another bowl, beat the egg yolks until light.  Gradually add the sugar, vanilla, and mix well.  Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add the sifted flour mixture to the egg  yolk mixture.  Fold in the egg whites into the egg mixture and pour the batter into a 15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan lined with waxed or parchment paper.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cake is golden brown.

Loosen edges of cake, invert cake onto a towel dusted with confectioners' sugar.  Gently peel wax paper off cake.  Begin with the narrow side and roll the cake and towel up together.  Cool cake on rack, seam side down, for 10-15 minutes.

Once cake has cooled, gently unroll and spread cake with jam or jelly and re-roll without towel.  Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or cover with whipped cream.

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