A Recipe from …from the 18th annual Bake-Off Bake-Off Cook Book (1967)
About the Recipe
I couldn’t resist the urge to make this weird savory roll, and while it was a lot of fun, I probably won’t make it again. I’m not sure how the original maker got that wonderful pink color in hers, but in modern times we are less generous with the Red 5 food dye.
Also an interesting challenge – pimento cheese spread is no longer at the popularity level that it had been in the ’60’s. My only option was a fancy pimento cheese spread with actual shreds of cheese in it. It did the trick, but was a bit more challenging to spread.
Full disclosure – I redacted a word from the title of this dish. While it may have been socially acceptable in 1967, it’s not acceptable now.
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About the book
There are some lovely illustrations in this book. I find it interesting how focused it is on the family matriarch still being the leader in taking care of the home and cooking the meals. In this illustration inside of the front cover, this mom has a full on outfit change from going out in the day and being with her husband at home. Such an interesting lens from which to view the world.
About the glassware
I had intended to use a different platter for this dish… but then there’s that moment when you roll up your dish and say “honey, grab the platter, quick!” and you end up with your Butterfly Gold Corelle. Oh well!
5 eggs, separated
1/2 t cream of tartar
2 T sugar
1/4 c water
3/4 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t parsley flakes
10 large stuffed green olives
5 oz. jar pasteurized process cheese spread with pimiento
2 4.5 oz. cans shrimp, drained
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 T lemon juice
1/2 c chopped pecans
1/2 c crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 c (5 oz. can) water chestnuts, drained and sliced
1/2 t salt
Grease bottom of 15×10 inch jelly roll pan, line with waxed paper and grease again. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in large mixer bowl at high speed of mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar; continue beating until stiff but not dry.
Combine all remaining ingredients except olives and cheese spread in small mixer bowl. Mix at low speed just until blended. By hand, fold egg yolk mixture in to egg whites. Spread in pan. Bake at 400*F for 10-12 minutes. Invert onto wire rack; remove waxed paper. Spread with Filling. Place olives along one 10-inch side. Roll up jelly roll fashion. Spread with cheese spread. Refrigerate.
Combine all ingredients in large mixer bowl. Mix just until blended.