Mrs. Beaver’s Generously Sticky Marmalade Roll

Mrs. Beaver’s Generously Sticky Marmalade Roll


One of my grandsons called this week.

“Grandma, can we bake? I found a recipe that looks good.”

“Of course. Come on over.”

With his recipe in hand, we set about creating a yummy bread. I think this recipe could be two rolls instead of one, as you can see from the picture! When it was finished, we enjoyed a hot slice (actually a couple–we couldn’t resist.)

Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much has we did.

Mrs. Beaver’s Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll
From The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

I package yeast (I T. yeast)
1 T. sugar in ½ cup warm water at about 85 degrees
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 cups warm water
½ cup melted shortening or oil
¾ cup sugar
1 beaten egg
8 cups flour
¼ cup butter softened
Orange Marmalade


Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the 85-degree water. Allow to stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
Beat in egg, shortening, water, salt, and sugar. Add flour. Knead until smooth, elastic and satiny.
Let the dough rise until double in bulk in the bowl. Roll the dough into a rectangle about 9 x 10 and ¼ inch thick.
Spread surface with ¼ cup butter. Then spread marmalade thickly in the center of the rectangle lengthwise. Add chopped pecans, raisins, etc. if so desired.
Cut the dough on each side of the marmalade diagonally into 2-inch strips and lace them across the marmalade, folding the ends inside.
Spray with Pam. Sprinkle sugar on top. Let rise until nearly double. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly and cut into serving pieces.

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3 thoughts on “Mrs. Beaver’s Generously Sticky Marmalade Roll

  1. I’m not a huge marmalade fan, but “gloriously sticky” treats do sound good. I might try it with another type of jam or preserves. Glad you and your grandson had such a memorable moment together.

  2. 8 Cups is a lot of dough. Rolled out and bakes it is 18″ x 9″. So roll the dough out to 9″ x 10″ is a wee bit undersized. I baked it for 30 min.

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