This week for my Sunday Supper post, I am preparing my version of Julia Child’s Orange-Almond Jelly Roll Cake. All of our Sunday Supper team is cooking recipes inspired by Julia Child this weekend.
Why Julia Child? Well, this August would be her 100th birthday! We have decided to join PBS and their Julia Child 100th Birthday Celebration – thus the additional hashtag in the subject of #CookForJulia
To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan (11x17x1) with parchment paper, making sure to have some excess on each side hanging over.
Begin melting 3 tablespoons of butter over very low heat.
As soon as it is melted, remove it from the heat. You want your butter melted, but not hot. Brush part of the butter over the parchment paper, and exposed sides of the pan.
Set that aside for now.
In a food processor, pulverize enough blanched almonds to make 3/4 cup of almond “meal.”
The almonds should be about the consistency of cornmeal.
Set that aside for a moment.
Separate 3 eggs. The whites into a mixer bowl, and the yolks into another large bowl.
Zest an orange into the bowl with the yolks.
Squeeze the orange’s juice through a strainer, into a measuring cup. You need 1/3 cup of orange juice.
Whisk your yolks and orange zest together, then whisk in 2/3 cup sugar.
Whisk in your orange juice.
Next whisk in the almond meal.
Then 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.
And finally whisk in 3/4 cup cake flour – whisk until smooth.
Now to the egg whites. Begin mixing them over medium speed until they get a little frothy. Sprinkle in 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
And a pinch of salt
Beat them on high speed until soft peaks form.
Pour the egg whites into the batter and begin folding them in.
When they are just about combined, fold in 1 1/2 tablespoon of the melted butter.
Pour the batter into your pan and spread it even.
Bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until it is springy to the touch. Don’t wait for it to be golden or it will be overcooked.
To create the roll, lay a linen tea towel on your counter and give it a good dusting of powdered sugar.
Gently turn the hot cake out onto the towel.
Remove the paper and give it another light dusting of powdered sugar.
Then roll the cake up from one end, towel and all.
Allow it to cool completely on a cooling rack.
Once it is cooled, you can fill it with whatever you like. My intention was to fill this with a mascarpone cheese filling.
Combine 8 ounces of room temperature mascarpone cheese with 1/3 c powdered sugar, beating until smooth.
But….when I ran to the store, I forgot to get the cheese. So I looked in my pantry and saw that I had some orange marmalade, and figured, “why not?”
So I scooped out about 2/3 cup of marmalade and gave it a stir to soften it up.
Then I spread it all over the top of the cake. Whatever you decided to fill yours with, this is what you would do.
Then roll the cake back up, minus the towel.
Take a moment to admire a beautiful rainbow outside my window…
Now trim off the uneven edges, and give it a dusting of powdered sugar.
Allow the cake to chill for an hour or so when you have a cheese filling, so that the cheese can set.
NOTE – the orange marmalade was seriously over the top with the orange. The sponge cake was perfect, but the marmalade was simply too much. Go for the cheese filling!
Do you have memories of watching Julia cook away on tv? Do you have a Julia cookbook? Share your memories with me!
Now, check out all of the amazing Julia-inspired posts from #SundaySupper – and don’t forget to join us Sunday at 7pm (Eastern Time) for the tweetchat! #SundaySupper & #CookForJulia
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