Mother’s Day Luncheon: Marshmallow Roll

Yes, Mother’s Day is 9 days away, but if you’re planning the following menu you may want to get a head start – you will need to roast and stuff a chicken, make a Jell-O mold, produce homemade flancati (aka: “Angel Wings”) and leave enough time for your Marshmallow Roll to refrigerate overnight (the recipe for that last one is below)…

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This classic Slovenian Women’s Union cookbook tells us that Mother’s Day is “the nicest day of the year for children of all ages!”  First of all…. sorry, Dads.  Secondly, sorry Moms, but most children probably do prefer their own birthday to your special holiday.  Anyway, here’s the menu, which is quite an undertaking:

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The only recipe provided to us is for the Marshmallow Roll… and this one definitely sounds interesting, so I’d love to hear from any brave readers that want to give it a go!

Marshmallow Roll

  • 1 pound graham crackers, rolled into fine crumbs
  • 1 pound marshmallows, finely chopped
  • 1 pound dates, finely chopped
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 12 ounces heavy cream
  • whipped cream, for serving
  • red or green candied cherries, optional, for decorating

Set aside 3/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs.  The the rest, add the marshmallows, dates, and nuts. Add the cream and knead the mixture as for bread.  Roll into a log shape.  Cover with the reserved cracker crumbs. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.  Slice and serve with whipped cream.  Red or green candied cherries can be added for color.

(recipe submitted by Mary Vertacic of Sheboygan, WI)

(I am very sorry to report there is no accompanying photo with this recipe so I don’t know what it is supposed to look like.  I am very skeptical that a mixture of crumbs, marshmallows and chunky dates and nuts will form a roll when mixed with cream…or taste very good! I’m sorry I can’t offer proof!)

5 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Luncheon: Marshmallow Roll”

  1. Oh my what an interesting menu and who cooks all that the Mom? Lol
    I have to say I never heard of marshmallow roll and I don’t plan to make it anytime soon

    1. I agree, Marshmallow Roll does not sound good at all, but I really want someone to try it! I just don’t even understand how those ingredients together could make a roll…

  2. Have you made the flancati? I remember my grandma’s, buried in powdered sugar. We called them angel wings and they were heavenly. But unlike the potica, we didn’t maintain that Slovenian tradition. Too labor-intensive and too unhealthy, I guess, to do deep-fat frying. So I was thrilled to find a baked version of flancati a few years ago, in a Slovenian American publication, reprinted from one of the ethnic cookbooks. Still rich, but not quite as decadent :-

    1. The reason I’ve never attempted flancati is because of the frying… so I am happy to learn of a baked method! I will definitely try it sometime, thanks! 🙂

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