jelly roll


Definition of jelly roll

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

Examples of jelly roll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spread vegetables onto a large jelly roll pan sprayed with cooking spray. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 25 Sep. 2021 For the pastry chefs among us: A jelly roll pan is another thing altogether. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 15 Sep. 2021 Silpats in both half-sheet and jelly roll pan size are on sale during Amazon Prime Day 2021. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 21 June 2021 Roll up dough like a jelly roll, then slice into eight equal portions. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Nov. 2020 Roll it like a jelly roll and tie it with twine before roasting for a neat presentation. April Goess,, 11 Nov. 2020 In a conventional battery, these elements are either stacked like a wedding cake or wound around each other like a jelly roll to pack as much energy as possible into a small volume. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 6 Nov. 2020 Place tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan or jelly roll pan. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2020 Rinse well, spread on a jelly roll pan, drizzle with olive oil, and bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 19 July 2020

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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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28 Sep 2021

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“Jelly roll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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