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Lemon Roll

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Plus 2 Tablespoons sifted ca
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 6 Eggs; separated
  • 1 c Superfine granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 ts Lemon rind; grated
  • 3 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 Confectioners sugar


2/3 c Sugar
3 tb Cornstarch
2/3 c Water
2 Egg yolks; slightly beaten
1 tb Butter
2 tb Lemon rind; grated
1/4 c Lemon juice

Butter a 15x10x1 jelly roll pan, line with wax paper, butter paper. Sift
flour, baking powder and salt onto wax paper. Beat the egg whites in a
medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until frothy. Add 1/2 cup of
the sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time, beating until the meringue forms stiff,
glossy peaks. Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl with the electric mixer
and the same beaters, without washing, until light. Add the remaining sugar
1 tablespoon at a time, beating until mixture is thick and creamy. Add
lemon juice and rind. By hand, add the flour mixture gradually, beating
until smooth. Fold egg mixture into meringue until no streaks of white
remain. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake in a moderate oven 350~,
for 15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched with
fingertips. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Invert pan on a clean cloth
that has been generously sprinkled with confectioners sugar. Carefully peel
off paper. Trim off any crispy edges then roll up with towel, starting at
one of the short sides. Cool completely on wire rack. Unroll cooled cake;
spread with Super Lemon Filling. Re-roll, then wrap firmly in wax paper,
refrigerate until firm.
To serve: Remove wax paper, place roll on serving platter and sprinkle
with powdered sugar.
For Filling: Combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in
water. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles, 1
minute. Remove from heat. Beat half the hot cornstarch mixture into beaten
egg yolks, then stir back into saucepan. Cook one minute longer. Stir in
butter, lemon rind and juice. Place piece of plastic wrap directly on
filling to prevent skin forming. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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