jelly roll


: a thin sheet of sponge cake spread with jelly and rolled up

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lightly grease bottom and sides of jelly roll pan. David Holloway |, al, 16 Nov. 2022 Grease 2 rimmed jelly roll pans. Sheryl Julian,, 3 Mar. 2022 Pour into a greased 18x13 jelly roll pan. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2021 Roll as a jelly roll. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 23 Jan. 2018 Starting opposite of that end, roll up the dough like a jelly roll, sticking the baby in somewhere in the middle. 5. Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, 20 Feb. 2023 What is the difference between a sheet pan and a jelly roll pan and a cookie sheet? Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 15 Sep. 2021 Roll up the meat, jelly roll-style and then roll over prosciutto to cover the roulade. Paris Wolfe, cleveland, 14 Nov. 2022 Not included in the package, but available for add-ons are dessert options such as coconut macaroons, rainbow cookies, honey cake, seven-layer cake, jelly roll, rugelach and sponge cake. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun Sentinel, 20 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jelly roll was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Jelly roll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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