jelly roll


Definition of jelly roll 

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

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Also known as a jelly roll pan, these pans are a touch bigger than a standard sheet of printer paper. Southern Living, "This Forgotten Kitchen Tool Is Even Better Than Your Go-To Sheet Pan," 8 Mar. 2018 Roll the dough into a log (jelly roll shape) starting at the bottom and going tightly all the way up., "Bacon Cinnamon Rolls," 29 Jan. 2018 Beginning at the long side, roll the dough up tightly, as for a jelly roll. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: New Orleans King Cake," 24 Jan. 2018 For traditional pumpkin rolls, a pumpkin spice cake is baked in a jelly roll pan, cooled, and then a cream cheese filling is added to the interior of the cake before rolling up and sprinkling the outside with powdered sugar. Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Thanksgiving 2017: Most popular desserts," 9 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of jelly roll

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jelly roll was in 1867

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English Language Learners Definition of jelly roll

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

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