Light and Fresh Summer Jelly Roll

May 25, 2018

Light and Fresh Summer Jelly Roll

I don't know about you, but warm spring weather gives me all the feels. All of them. I also have more aspirations than I do motivation or time, so I have to decide what I am actually passionate about and what is simply another amazing idea I've had (insert hair flick here).
In the month of May, I usually get excited about planting, gardening, weeding, smelling my flowers, checking on seedlings, and lawn care in general. On a warm day you can find me out in my yard before 8 am! Okay it might have something to do with getting the kids off to school, but I also fit gardening in there somewhere. There is something about new growth, hard work, and endurance that is so rewarding - especially when a harvest is involved! We love fresh produce in my house, and we love gathering it from our own yard even more.
All that said, sometimes it is difficult to wait for mid to late summer when we can actually start enjoying the fruits (and veggies) of our labor. That is why today I have decided that it is time to bring some excitement to the table in dessert form. Does anyone remember the jelly roll? I have made only a handful in my baking days, but had fun each time I did. It is one of those desserts that doesn't need much fussing to look beautiful. The beauty is in the slicing and serving, that delicate pinwheel full of possibilities! And because all berries are starting to go on sale, it is a great time to make a berry angel food jelly roll! The recipe I found is from a Canadian blogger and the reason I like her is because, like me, she isn't ashamed to use angel food cake mix from a box. Atta girl! I am all about making it yourself, except when it is finicky and there are exactly 10 steps and 100 eggs involved (I might feel slightly overwhelmed with this one). So if you are okay with it, pick up a box of angel food mix, whipped cream, creamed cheese, and berries of your choice. If you are like me, you are going to top this beauty with chopped white chocolate, because obviously! 
Sweet dreams are DEFINITELY made from this jelly roll. Happy spring baking, friends.



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