Sunday, November 7, 2010

Month of Thanks Day 7: Thanks be to God for Old-fashioned Sunday Night Dinner

Tonight, I am so thankful for a wonderful Family Sunday ... poor dh had to go up to the high school for open house, but the kiddoes and I spent the afternoon watching old movies (on Netflix, no less) ... a bit of football ... and making a full, old-style Sunday dinner ... baked ham and homemade applesauce, green beans almondine, buttered pasta ... the piece de resistance:  orange marmalade jam roll with bittersweet chocolate.

Dh declared it the best dinner I'm ever made!

Here's the recipe for the jam roll, and old standby in my baking repertoire that I haven't made in years!

Orange Marmalade Jam Roll smothered in Chocolate!
• 3 eggs
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1/3 cup water
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• Powdered sugar (for generously dusting towel)
• 2/3 cup high quality orange marmalade
• 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
• 2 tbls butter
• 2 tbls powdered sugar
• 2 tbls boiling water (or hot strong coffee if want a stronger chocolate taste)


Heat oven to 375°. Line jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 × 101/2 × 1 inch, with cooking parchment paper.

Beat eggs in bowl with electric mixer on high speed about 5 minutes or until very thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in granulated sugar. Beat in water and vanilla on low speed. Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt, beating just until batter is smooth. Pour into pan, spreading to corners.

Place marmalade in bowl and place above oven to slowly warm marmalade while cake is baking.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan and turn upside down onto towel generously sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully remove paper. Trim off stiff edges of cake if necessary. While hot, carefully roll cake and towel from narrow end.

Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Unroll cake and remove towel. Beat marmalade slightly with fork to soften; spread evenly over cake. Roll up cake and place on serving platter.

Make chocolate glaze:  in microwavable cup, place chocolate chips and butter. Heat cup in microwave for 30-60sec.  Remove and stir till chips are melted.  Add powdered sugar and boiling water/coffee.  Stir till smooth .... drizzle over roll.


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