How to Make a Swiss Roll

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The Swiss roll is a type of sponge cake, baked in a flat tin then filled with fruit jelly and curled into a roll. It's a great tasting crowd pleasing dessert. Eat with tea or a scoop of ice cream to add more fun.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 ounces self raising flour
  • 3 ouncescaster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • your favorite flavor jam or lemon curd
  • Swiss roll baking tin (9x12 inches)
  • egg whisk
  • palate knife
  • wax paper

How to make Swiss roll

  • Beat the eggs until they are frothy then add the sugar and blend together until they form a thick cream.

  • Gently stir in the flour with a palate knife.

  • Spread the mixture evenly over your well-greased Swiss roll tin and bake at 450F for 5-8 minutes.

  • Turn the sponge out onto a piece of wax paper covered in caster sugar.

  • Spread evenly with a thin layer of your favorite jam.

  • From the short end that is closest to you, begin to roll the sponge until it is completely rolled.

  • Leave the paper over it for a few minutes to allow it to set and cool, then serve.

Tips & Warnings

  • Swiss roll is great served with custard.
  • As an alternative, roll the sponge with wax paper instead of jam, then when it has cooled, unroll, add jam and whipped cream and re-roll.
  • Make sure not to overcook the Swiss roll otherwise it will crumble when you roll it.

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