Monday, December 21, 2015

#MTBoS12days - Favorite Family Holiday Recipes

If there's one thing my family does well, it's baking.  It's a tradition that has been handed down for many generations and I am continuing it on with my own girls.  My sister has an amazing blog where she shares lots of family recipes as well as new recipes she's trying.  My sister's three daughters have also carried on this tradition and they all post frequently about what is currently going on in their kitchens.  It's not just the women though, because one of my older brothers is just as gifted in the kitchen.  In fact, this Thanksgiving he prepared and sold 24 BBQ Pit Fireball Pumpkin Pies, his latest recipe hit.  I'm not quite as adventurous as my brother and usually stick to the tried and true recipes handed down from my Grandmother.

Chocolate Roll

5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar
chocolate filling (recipe below)

Separate eggs.  Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored.  Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until almost stiff.  Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar and beat until very stiff.

Fold yolks into whites, then fold in remaining dry ingredients.

Spread onto wax paper lined jelly roll pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

Dust a dish towel with powdered sugar and turn baked cake roll onto towel. Roll up and let cool.  Fill with chocolate filling and refrigerate.

Chocolate Roll Filling

3/4 cup milk - scalded
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup milk, cold
1 Tbs butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Scald 3/4 cup milk with chocolate. Thicken with flour.  Add 1/4 cup cold milk and 1 tablespoon of butter.  In a separate bowl, beat sugar, egg, salt and vanilla.  Add mixture to chocolate mixture and cook over low heat until smooth and thick.  Spread onto cooled cake roll.

Serves 12.

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