1 C sugar
3 Tblsp cold water
1 tsp vanilla
1 C A/P flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper. A standard jelly roll pan is 10"x15".
Beat eggs well.
Add sugar and mix until eggs are a lighter color (just a couple minutes).
Add water and vanilla, mix.
Add flour, powder and salt, mix well.
Pour into the lined jelly roll pan.
Ready for the oven
Bake until set, when you touch the top with your finger the cake will bounce back and not be sticky. This is about 13 minutes in my oven, the recipe said 30 minutes...
Out of the oven
At this point you have a choice, you can turn the cake upside down onto a slightly damp clean dish towel or Handi Wipe and remove the wax paper or just roll it up in the wax paper. I've been doing it like this for over 20 years. Just make sure the wax paper is pulled straight out off the sides so the heat can escape. You'll be rolling the 10" side.
Earl says- um hello, baker's assistants like snacks too, just sayin'...
Use any jam, jelly or preserves you'd like (red or purple preferably), strawberry is our favorite. While I've never measured it, I'd say it takes over 1/2 cup. The offset spatula makes spreading jam a breeze.
Roll 'er back up-that's it! Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving if you'd like, we like it au naturale.