Louise of Months of Edible Celebrations is hosting The Picnic Game for International Picnic Day. What is the Picnic Game? Check out Louise's post here to find out.
I am going on picnic, and I am bringing:
A - Angel Food Cake
C - Chicken Piccata
J - Jelly Roll
It's not just any old jelly roll - this recipe comes from Margaret Fulton, doyenne of the Australian kitchen, from p 215 of The Margaret Fulton Cookbook. This book is the very first cookbook that I bought, 10 years ago, and is an updated version of the one that my mother received for her 21st birthday, so it is pretty special to me.
If you want make this jelly roll, you will need:
110g self raising flour
115g white sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tablespoon hot water
3-4 tablespoons jelly of your choice
Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Grease a 30 × 25 cm jelly roll tin and line with greased baking paper.
Sift the flour and salt together.
Put the eggs and sugar into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and whisk together for about 10 minutes or until mixture is very thick and creamy, or if using an electric mixer, until the eggs and sugar are just warm.
Remove the bowl from the water and continue whisking or beating the batter with a mixer until cool. Fold the flour gently into the batter, then fold in the hot water.
Pour the batter into the prepared jelly roll tin, and spread evenly over the base of the tin using a metal spatula.
Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 7–10 minutes or until pale golden and springy.
Turn the hot cake immediately onto a tea towel sprinkled with sugar. Carefully pull off the baking paper so as to avoid tearing. Cut off the crisp edges of the cake with a knife, then roll the cake up in the towel, and leave to cool.
Unroll the cake, and spread it with the warmed jelly to the edges of the cake. Using the tea towel to help, roll the cake into a firm roll.
Place the roll onto a wire rack with join underneath to cool. Sprinkle with more sugar before serving, if desired.
Please come along to the picnic - Louise has posted the entire Picnic Game roundup here.