This week I made chocolate swiss roll. This is not the first time I’ve made swiss roll. I tried to make it a couple of weeks ago but I think I over cooked the sponge as when I came to roll it, it crumbled all over the place.
This week was much better.
I used Merry Berrys recipe which does not contain any flour, and I think it makes the cake a lot lighter.
The key ingredients were eggs, coco power, baking powder, chocolate and sugar.
To help make the cake as light as it was I needed to separate the egg whites and whisk them until they formed peaks. This is then folded into a melted chocolate and egg yolk mix, which forms a kind of mousse.
I then baked it and whilst waiting for it to cook I whisked up the cream for the centre of the swiss roll.
Once the sponge was cooked I let it cool this is to help it stay in shape when rolling it out.
Before rolling I spread the cream over the sponge and I then started to roll the sponge with the help of the baking paper.
This was a fun bake especially after making such a flop of the first attempt.