Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lemon Roll


Any vintage cookbook will have a recipe for jelly roll, a dessert that sadly seems to have gone by the wayside. I don't know why, since it is quick and simple to make, is festive to prepare and serve, can easily be made dairy-free, and makes the cook seem talented.

This morning I made a lemon roll, substituting a very tart cornstarched-based lemon filling for the jelly. See how pretty it looks with powdered sugar and a poisonous daffodil!

15 comments:

gracelaced said...

yummy...and quite exquisite in its simplicity. i grew up thinking jelly rolls were the most fancy of dessert...but i have yet to make one! i now feel inspired.

Rhoto said...

"...and a poisonous daffodil!..."
You're Funny!!
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Mmmm. I made one last spring that had strawberries, cream cheese, and marshmallow cream in the filling- so good and a whole lot easier than I expected! They certainly do make the cook look fabulous:0}

Anonymous said...

Yum! You always make everything looks so pretty:)

Renee

Mod Girl said...

Beautiful!

Grace said...

Came upon your blog, love everything about it...you and the family are an inspiration.
God Bless!

Kelly said...

I made a jelly roll last week and my kids were like wow what is that!
They were so impressed but yet it was so simple.......I felt good when they enjoyed it. The lemom one looks yummy I never made one like that.......nor had the poisonous daffodil! lol

Kelly

Angela McRae said...

Had been wondering how you were doing, and reading about the "poisonous daffodil" made me smile, as you're obviously coping just fine. Thank the Lord for the gift of humor!

Candace said...

Thank you for reminding me of Jelly Rolls. Also the botantist in me was excited that you reminded people that Daffodils are poisonous. Being one of the first flowers to emerge in spring it is easy for little one to get excited and want to pick a bouquet of daffs, but often they have not been taught how to properly handle the flowers and their sap.

Amy said...

YUM!!!!! *loves any sort of lemon anything*

Amy said...

That photo makes we want to go bake something *right now*. LOL about the sweet jellyroll with the poisonous daffodil!

Heather_in_WI said...

That is beautiful!

Kara said...

That looks yummy! I have become the master of pumpkin rolls in the fall, and I made a chocolate zucchini roll last summer that was great- it was the only way my kid will eat a vegetable like that.

A said...

OK- am I the ONLY one who is asking- you have a daffodil? Where do you live that you have a daffodil? I want daffodils! Sorry, please pardon my mild case of spring fever. I do believe I might be contagious, though!

Amanda

YayaOrchid said...

Did you perchance post the recipe somewhere? I clicked the link, but it's to a table of contents to a book. Your jellyroll looks lovely!

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