Auntie Yolande’s Strawberry Roll

Spike Mendelsohn’s Favorite Holiday Recipe
“It’s my favorite because not only is there nothing better than fresh sweet strawberries but they are rolled into a cake and covered in whipped cream! My Aunt Yolande from Montreal made this one year over Christmas as it looks like a red and white log, and I LOVED it. I was a kid at the time, about 7, so I whined to my mom till she learned to make it and requested it for every holiday … how could a mom say no to her good greek son? So every holiday, even to this day, I get Auntie Yolande’s strawberry roll.”


  • 8 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • wax paper

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Set oven to 375°F.

  • 2

    In a bowl beat egg whites with salt until stiff peaks form.

  • 3

    In a separate bowl beat egg yolks, sugar and then add remaining ingredients.

  • 4

    Combine both mixtures slowly into a third bowl.

  • 5

    Cover sheet pan (13 x 18) with wax paper.

  • 6

    Spread mixture into a sheet pan and bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until done. Let sit for 10 minutes once done.

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