Auntie Yolande’s Strawberry Roll

Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn shares his favorite holiday recipe with

From Spike Mendelsohn | Top Chef alumni and owner of Good Stuff Eatery in Washington D.C. from

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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