Even though I've never had one before I've always wanted to make a jelly roll. They are just so darn pretty! But very hard to photograph my brother says…thanks Austin for the first picture on this post (you'll be able to tell which one it is ;). The jelly roll may seem a little labor intensive but it's really quite easy and I've included some step by step pics to help you along! PS. If you have British grandparents this is the perfect thing to make for them. PSS. Check out my bro's AWESOME photo's: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tottphotography/
Adapted from Zoom Yummy
6 eggs, separated
1 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1/2 cup AP flour
1 1/4 cup jam (I used Blackberry-blueberry from my last post)
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
4 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
cooking spray; flour
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine egg yolks and 1 cup of confectioner's sugar. Add flour and mix until just incorporated.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until firm, stiff peaks and add them to the egg-yolk mixture. (Make sure there are NO egg yolk remnants in the egg whites before whisking!!!) Line a large 12 by 15 inch (or so) baking pan with parchment paper and spray with some cooking spray and flour lightly. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly with a knife or spatula. Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown. In the meantime, place a clean dish towel on your work surface and cover with a piece of parchment paper sprinkled lightly with confectioner's sugar.
Immediately upon removing cake from the oven, invert onto the towel and paper. Carefully remove the top paper and roll it up while it is still hot.
Let cool. When cooled, unroll the sponge cake and spread with the jam. Whip the cream, vanilla and 4 Tbsp of sugar until firm peaks form. Spread cream over the jam. Reroll the cake and sprinkle with more sugar if you wish!