Saturday, September 13, 2008

Food Glorious Food!

Hey all. I'm at work right now. Things are quite boring today and so I thought I might as well blog and get paid for it at the same time! haha...I hope my bosses never find my blog and look at it! Yikes! Highly unlikely. So last night we had 2 sets of elders come over for dinner and I cooked up chimichangas and the fixin's and for dessert I made a Fantastic Lemon Roll. Oh My GOSH! It really is what the title of the recipe says...FANTASTIC! Made with real fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon rind it is truly a culinary delight. If you like lemon, sugar, whipped cream and a nice light sponge cake then this is the dessert for you! I got it out of "The Best of The Best of Bridge" cookbook. Here is the recipe
Fantastic Lemon Roll

Cake part

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp orange rind
1/3 c. fresh squeezed orange juice
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Beat Eggs till frothy. Add sugar gradually while beating. Beat until thick and light yellow (about 1 min) add vanilla, orange and juice. Beat. Add dry ingred and mix. Pour into parchment lined 10x15" pan and bake at 350 for 15 min or until golden brown and spongy to the touch. Sprinkle 1/3 c. icing sugar onto a clean dishtowel and then flip the baked cake over onto the towel and roll up and place on a cooling rack until cool. Meanwhile...

2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 Tbsp lemon rind
1/2 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 c. whipping cream

Whisk all ingred except the cream in a saucepan over very low heat and cook until thickened. (about 15 min) Cool. Whip cream and then fold into lemon mixture.

Now to put it all together! Spread all but 1/2 c. (at least) of the filling on the inside of unrolled cake. Roll up again and place on serving platter. Use the 1/2 c. set aside to spread on top and then garnish with fresh strawberries. Chill for about 4 hours before serving.

I wish I would have taken a picture of my roll before I served it up last night but I forgot!

I also made some choc chip cookies last night. I used the recipe that won Jeni's contest and I must say it is quite delish! I think it's my new fave. They turned out perfect! I only had one. I'm trying to limit myself. I think a Whopper Jr. Value Meal, chimichangas, a full on roast chicken dinner, lemon roll, zucchini choc chip loaf and some chocolate in between all those is enough for about a 24 hour period don'tcha think?

2 comments:

Nana said...

You are quick the chef!! At least you have a house full of people to help you eat it. How does Rick keep his boyish figure?

Nana said...

You are quick the chef!! At least you have a house full of people to help you eat it. How does Rick keep his boyish figure?