Monday, January 17, 2011

Sponge roll / Jam roll

“Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun …”

My little blossom and a bunch of other little blossoms were practicing to tap their feet to the rhythm of this music for our Christmas gathering. And I was planning to make some refreshments for them. Something fancy that should make glitter in their eyes and smile on their face!

Jam roll came to my mind spontaneously. May be it is because it was one of the things that excited me when I was a kid. One of my dream foods!If mom went for shopping in Ernakulam without us (my sister and me), it was our right that she should bring us some puffs or jam roll when she came back!

A piece of jam roll and a cup of mango juice … okay kids let’s back to dance again!


  1. All purpose flour – 1 cup
  2. Powdered sugar – 1 cup
  3. Eggs – 4 nos
  4. Baking powder – 1 tsp
  5. Vanilla essence – 2 tsp
  6. Melted butter – 10 gm
  7. Jam/ nutella – 5 tbsp
  1. Preheat oven at 180ºc.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder and keep aside.
  3. Beat egg and sugar till very light and fluffy.
  4. Add flour, melted butter and essence and combine well with out lumps.
  5. Line a large rectangle-baking tray with greased baking paper. (I used a 37 x 26.5 x 5 cm tray)
  6. Bake for 30 minutes at 160ºc.
Rolling a sponge roll
  1. Dust a tea towel with sugar and turn the cake into the towel immediately after baking.
  2. Remove the top sheet of baking paper from the cake.
  3. Starting with the long side closet to you and using the towel as a guide roll up the cake tightly.
  4. Place, seam side down to cool.
  5. Carefully unfold and spread with the filling.
  6. Roll again tightly and slice into pieces.