Grandma Tegeler’s Coffee Cake
2 pkgs dry yeast (dissolve in 1/2 cup warm water and set aside while mixing other wet ingredients)
In large bowl:
1 stick oleo (melted)
Add 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 or 2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Beat with mix master for a few minutes. Then add yeast mixture.
In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Mixing at low speed, add 1 1/2 cups flour to wet mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in last cup of flour by hand. Dough should be softer than bread dough. Let rise. Set in warm place.
Then put on floured board. Knead, then roll out dough thin enough for large cookie sheet. Let rise again on cookie sheet.
When ready to bake, cut another oleo stick in thin squares and put on top. Mix 3/4 cup sugar with desired amount of cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar & cinnamon mixture over top of dough.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until a little brown along edges.
Grandma Tegeler’s Jelly Roll
4 eggs, separated
2 tbsp. evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees*. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy and fluffy. Add yolks and mix together on low speed. Then add remainder of ingredients.
Grease and flour jelly roll pan (15″ x 10″ x 1″). Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 16-20 minutes until light golden brown. Do not overbake.
Lay out a flour sack cloth large enough for entire jelly roll pan. Sift a layer of powder sugar onto the towel. When jelly roll is baked, let cool for 3-4 minutes until sides begin to pull away from edge of pan. While still warm, flip jelly roll pan upside down releasing roll onto flour sack towel. Beginning at one edge, roll up jelly roll with towel intact providing a layer between the rolls. Once rolled up, let sit rolled for approximately 10 minutes. Then gently unroll and spread your favorite flavor of jelly (approx. 1 1/2 cups) thinly over the entire jelly roll. Re-roll without the flour sack towel. Enjoy!
*After baking several jelly rolls, I recommend reducing bake temperature to 350 degrees!
Update–this is the original recipe from my grandmother long before improved bakeware and ovens. After baking a number of these in recent weeks, I find that if you’re using a dark colored or nonstick pan it’s best to bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. At 375 degrees, it’s easy to overbake…at least I do!