Thursday, 7 January 2010

Jam Roll


Days are just flying by. It is just like yesterday I was holding my tiny daughter and to say this year is her last year of school.

At the moment there is always talk at home with her what she wants to do, which university she is going to choose and which city.
And inside me I am hoping she will choose close by. I was telling hubby my stomach gets in knots when I tink about my little girl ( not so little she is taller than me)going and staying alone in a small apartment and taking care of herself and making all the decesions etc.......there are times when I think why here they don't have hostels like we have in India.

Good thing is where ever she choose to learn in belgium she will be home on weekends :-)
I don't think I should start moaning now itself as still there is months and months to go before we reach the time for all this.


Now I will stop moaning and go to the recipe.
Back at home this cake is calle Jam roll. You will see them in most of the bakkery there these rolls and we kids used to love them.


Click the picture for a bigger view

This recipe is a keeper for sure. The best jam rolls I have ever made. And I am sure going to make them with other fillings too.
For a baking plate from 40 x 30 cm (mine was a bit smaller)
For the cake
4 eggs
120 gm sugar
60 gm flour
60 gm cornflour
20 gm melted butter

For the filling
300 gm any kind of jam. ( I used red currant jam)
Almond slices for decoration.
Preheat the oven to 220°c

Grease and baseline the tin.
In a heat proof bowl add the eggs and sugar and whip them up on top of hot water. ( boil water in a pab and keep the bowl on top , bowl should not touch the water) till they are really creamy pale.
Sieve the flour and the corn flour and fold into the pale mixture.
Add the melted butter and give another fold.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Make the top smooth.
Bake them for 8 minutes.

Spread a clean tea towle and sprinkl on top sugar and when the cake is done band into the towel upside down. Don't remoce the tin leave it like that for cooling down. This just take less than ten minutes.
When it is cooled remove the tin and the baking paper, spread the fruit jam and roll them up.
Spread on top of the cake a bit of jam and sprinkle sliced almonds.
Cut rolls into 4cm.

69 comments:

aquadaze said...

Perfect!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Feel like grabbing it right now...very yum looking roll....

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy my favourite..nice picture

Prathibha said...

Lovely roll...looks yummy....

jayasree said...

Yummy jam roll. You have rolled it very neatly. The almond garnish makes it very rich.

Asha said...

Good morning from here, it's 19F now, expecting snow tomorrow.

Yes, I completely understand those knots! Trisha is leaving on Sunday, won't be back for 2 months. I feel so alone when she is not at home. Not that she talks to me all the time but just her presence makes me happy. You will be alright, atleast you get to see her most weekends.
They have to grow up and be independent, it's good for them. It hurts us but what can you do? :))
Jam roll is yummy, makes a great breakfast.
I joined town square, thanks F.

Maya said...

Good luck with the transition, At least she would be close by and you would be able to visit as well :)

Gloria said...

WOW! Happy cook this look absolutely nice and yummy!!gloria

Priya said...

Beautiful, pretty and elegant jam roll, feel like having rite now..tempting me to try out..

Dhanggit said...

this roll looks so tempting!! happy happy new year to you and your family!!

Swapna said...

Jam rolls we get in Kerala were very delicious...and yours looks exactly like that....

indosungod said...

Good Luck to daughter HC. Only natural to worry but she will be fine.

The jam roll looks delicious. Hope you had a great holiday.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love roulade! Yours look absolutely beautiful.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

WOW looks fantastic.

Malar Gandhi said...

Indian bakerys tyle jam rolls, its been ages I have eatent hem, yummo'.

I always imagined you as a young lady, with a baby girl/lil daughter...

no worries, she will call you every single day and come home for weekends.:) Yeah, I too wish they had hostel here:( Dorm'- but no one chooses to live there:(

Vrinda said...

Superb rolls,yummmm

DEESHA said...

yummy rolls .. looks very temoting. New year wishes to you

shankari said...

Jam rolls look really good. Glad to hear she can home during the weekends.

sowmya.s said...

yummy yummy..so well presented..

chakhlere said...

ROll looks absolutely yummy!!

prasu said...

wow............dear lovely jam roll......ur making drool over here.....it's perfect.

Cilantro said...

Perfectly made Jam rolls.
Time flies and I think I will be in your shoes when my daughter grows up to go to college.

notyet100 said...

yummmmmm:-)

Jayashree said...

Good luck to your daughter....and a happy new year to you.

sra said...

We used to get them in our bakery, they looked exactly like yours but for the almonds. They used to be studded with sugar and I am recalling the crunch of the sugar as I bit into the roll.

Sayantani said...

thats a mother who wrote this post. I can completely understand your feelings. my son is only 10 months but still sometimes i have those knots in my stomach when i think of him not near me.
lovely recipe and neat presentation as always. bookmarked.

Rina said...

Yummy jam roll Happy!!! U r always good w/ baked creations..

Bong Mom said...

Yeah the ones I have had back home looked exactly like this. Love them.

S is off to college next year ?

5 Star Foodie said...

A wonderful jam roll and I love the almonds here!

Cham said...

Woman are more sentiment. Well We should get adjust I guess- it should be hard at the beginning!
Lovely swiss roll!

Sudeshna said...

HC,
That's a lovely roly poly. I used to take these to school when I was in primary, loved them a lot that time.

Shri said...

Beautiful,HC!Have a lovely 2010!

kothiyavunu said...

Omg, this looks tremendous...so yummy..makes me hungry..:)

Uma said...

gorgeous roll!! tooooo tempting :)

ruchikacooks said...

The roll looks so lovely and with nuts on top, heaven!

First time here, have see happy cook in many blogs and been wanting to come here.

Best wishes for your daughter and her journeys.

San!!! said...

I can get the bond between you n your daughter,it's really hard but then you will feel happy for what she is later on.Eyecatchy jam roll with rich almonds on top.Neat space.

MR said...

u r like the baking diva
wish I was ur neighbor cud stop by on pretense on a cup of sugar :)

Meera said...

That looks so perfect!

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious Happy Cook! You are doing the right thing to allow your daughter to grow up and have her own life - I am still smothered and I resent it.

Linda said...

This jam roll makes me think again that you have missed your calling - you have such a gift for baking.

Your Christmas Eve table is lovely, too. Happy New Year, HC! :)

Sarah Naveen said...

ooh!!! that looks terrific...Nice pics too..yummy yumm!!!

非凡 said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Looks great!!

Don't worry - mine is still a few years away from University and I still feel nostalgic about my baby :-) ... She'll be all right!

Jagruti said...

Yummy Ymmmy, those rolls are in my tummy......... Nice with cuo of tea....

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Pravs said...

lovely jam roll..tempted by the look.Almonds on top looks so good.

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful roll and a wonderful click....amazing..

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous! A scrumptious treat to have with a cup of tea.

s said...

My husband has been pleading with me to make this for some time now..thanks for the recipe...

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

How pretty! Very nice photo!

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vickys said...

Gorgeous rolls! I have the worst time trying to roll mine.

And no matter where she chooses to go, she'll always come back to you :) Nothing cures a cold better than mom tucking me into bed!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks lovely! I've always wanted to make rolls like this, but I heard it's quite a challenge!

Aparna said...

First of all a rather belated New Year wish to you all.
Your jam roll looks gorgeous, F.
And don't worry, I'm sure your daughter will be just fine.

Soma said...

I do not even want to think of the time when my girls will be out. gives me the shudders. That jam roll brings back fond memories. pretty with the nuts.

Kate/Kajal said...

It looks irresistible, just the thing that woulds go with my tea right now. Love the almonds coating the roll.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Beautiful cake roll HC. Sounds so delicious. As for your daughter, believe in all the goodness you have taught her all of her life. This will put your mind at ease. :)

Ivy said...

My daughter is also finishing high school this year and hope she will go to University in Athens and will not have to go somewhere far. I know how you feel. Your roulade looks perfect.

Laavanya said...

I am a big fan of jam rolls & this looks so good .

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

too good... perfectly done and clicked...
I can imagine how worried you will be for your lil one, I am sure she will be fine...

Deeba PAB said...

I LOVE the jam roll F...it's gorgeous. Also love the flaked almonds you've added. Such a pretty touch! Sorry about the daughter growing up & leaving. Time flies, doesn't it? I'm gonna be there in 4 years too, and will share a similar story! {HUGS}

LG said...

perfecto..send me few HC :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The last picture is too tempting! I always love these,looks very nice!

Happy cook said...

Bong Mom yeah she goes to uni but the end of september.

Parita said...

Fantastic rolls!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow!! soooo pretty and cute. i would love to taste it!! u are so good at baking!

Spice said...

I guess i'm first time here.......got a nice space... love these jam rolls

Deepa G Joshi said...

love swiss rolls..nice clicks..

Sunkid said...

looks so yummy! will definately give it a try!

lissie said...

perfect jam rolls! I used to love them as a kid...!