Granny's Chocolate Roll


5 eggs (separate)
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla


Separate eggs; beat yolks w/ powdered sugar which have been sifted w/cocoa. Beat egg whites until stiff, with 1 tsp. vanilla Fold yolk/sugar mixture into whites.
Lightly spray "Pam" (or substitute) onto a jelly roll pan(10 x 15). Line pan with waxed paper; spray lightly again. Put mixture into pan, spreading evenly with spatula. Put pan into oven (350 degrees). Bake for approx. 10 minutes - batter should spring back when lightly touched.
This is the hardest part! Turn pan upside down onto a clean dish towel which has been lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully remove the waxed paper. (Use a knife/spatula to do this. If this turns out to be difficult, don't worry - the roll will get covered up.)
When roll is cool (this only takes a few minutes, and can be done even the day before), roll it up lenghtwise using towel. ( If you are going to use immediately, skip this step.) Whip 1/2 pint whipping cream w/tbsp. powdered sugar mixed with tbsp cocoa. Roll up and place carefully on rectangular plate.
Frost chocolate roll with favorite chocolate frosting. Decorate w/"sprinkles". Put in refrigerator until ready to use. Will serve about 8 people.




This recipe has been used in our family for at least 100 years, mostly for any special occasions, such as birthdays, holidays, etc.


8 servings


Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 3:03am


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