The Family Cookbook
by Doug Anderson
A while ago, I received a pleasant surprise in the mail. My Mother (You know Her as The Editor) sent me a packet of decaying recipe cards that contained some true treasures, indeed. Among those recipes were jewels from many gifted chefs, but none more delicious and classic than the following. Please allow me to introduce...
Blanche's Timeless Jelly Rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a pan (10x15x1) with greased parchment paper.
Beat 3 large eggs until bright yellow (approximately 5 minutes).
Fold in 1 cup sugar.
Add 5 teaspoons water and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Sift together 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and a dash of salt.
Combine both of these mixtures vigorously.
Pour into pan and bake 12 to 15 minutes.
Sprinkle a cloth with powdered sugar and turn the pan upside down on it.
Remove parchment paper, trim edges.
Frost with cooled filling of choice.
Roll up beginning at short end.
Quickly roll and wrap in a towel until cooled.
I'm sure I ate many of these gooey beauties while sitting in Duane's room reading his Mad magazines. Now I can reproduce them, and so can you!
Next week: Promising new talent from the Northland!