Eggs -- 4 large
Sugar -- 1 1/3 cup
Water -- ½ cup
Vanilla -- 2 tsp
All-purpose flour -- 1 cup
Baking powder -- 1 ¼ tsp
Salt -- ¼ tsp
Confectioner’s sugar -- ½ - ¾ cup(for rolling and sprinkling)
Your favorite jam or jelly -- 1 cup, or more
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter a 17x12 pan. Line with a piece of parchment paper and butter it as well.
Beat the eggs until very thick and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in the sugar. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the water and vanilla. Still on low speed, gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, beating just until blended.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Be sure to spread the batter into the corners.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Meanwhile prepare a tea towel with a generous dusting of powdered sugar.
Remove the cake from the oven, loosen it from the edges of the pan, and immediately invert the hot cake onto the prepared tea towel. Carefully peel away the paper. Dust the cake with powdered sugar.
While still hot, carefully roll the cake and towel starting from the narrow end. Cool the rolled cake on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes.
Unroll the cake and remove the towel. Spread the jam or jelly over the inside surface of the cake. Re-roll the cake. Trim the edges as required.
Decorate as per your wish. This is how I did - to have it resemble the jam roll which we get back in Kerala.
Spread a thin layer of jam on the cake roll. Roll in in Sugar crystals. The jam should be just enough to hold the sugar crystals over it.
Receipe Courtesy: Lanascooking