Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Strawberry Swiss Roll

This month Aspiring Baker’s theme is a bit challenging for me and I am actually contemplating if I should participate or not. The theme is ‘Swiss Rolling Good Time’ and participants have to submit Swiss rolls. I always have phobia making them as they failed me most of the time. True enough, it happened again. I made this roll twice and both time I failed miserably. The cake broke into pieces when I tried rolling them. I think I baked them too long and it turns out too dry. Before I embark on my 3rd attempt I went to YouTube for help. I watch how people roll the cake and finally I am brave enough to try it again. Much better this time and it came out alright but still need a lot of improvements.

From: My Kitchen Snippets

4 eggs
80 gram sugar
80 gram cake flour
20 gram custard powder or cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
50 gram butter - melted
A few drop of strawberry essence
A few drop of pink coloring


200 ml whipping cream
3 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
Some fresh strawberry

1. Line and grease a 10” x 14” sheet pan. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Sift cake flour, custard powder and salt together and set it aside.
2. Whisk eggs and sugar together till light and fluffy. Add in strawberry essence, pink coloring and gently fold in sifted flour mixture, add in melted butter and mix well until combined.
3. Pour into the baking pan and bake it for 15-17 minutes or till lightly brown and springy to the touch.
4. Remove the cake from oven and let it cool completely on wire rack. In the meantime whip the fresh cream with confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Refrigerate it before using.
5. When the cake is cool, remove the lining, place the cake on a piece of large parchment paper. Trim the edges. Spread the fresh cream, place some strawberries on the wide ends of the cake.
6. Using the parchment paper as guide, gently roll up (from the strawberries side) the cake. Wrap the cake up with the parchment paper and refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes
7. Decorate the cake with some fresh cream and fresh strawberries before serving.

I am submitting this entry to Aspiring Bakers #9 - Swiss Rolling Good Times (July 2011) hosted by Obsessedly Involved with Food.


Honey Bee Sweets said...

Gert, this looks like a beautiful Swiss roll! I think the tips from utube sure did good. Looking forward to seeing more yummy Swiss rolls from u! :))

Yummy Bakes said...

Gert - well done. The roll is very neat and looks yummy.

lena said...

i know, many of us will have sweaty hands when comes to making rolls. I remember seeing you did some swiss rolls before and that was good, so is this one. any more rolls coming??

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey it looks nice..:) I once made terrible rolls too and I'm so lucky to have Bee Bee's help. I believe practice makes perfect...and you did a good job here!

yummylittlecooks said...

wow, looks so lovely.I hav'nt start rolling....sigh.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Gert, your Swiss roll is so cute and sweet color, I love this!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Lovely swiss roll, Gert... Have been seeing swiss roll left right and every where... so tempted to make one myself too...

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Your third attempt is perfect! It looks so pretty with the strawberries in the center. I have never attempted a swiss roll and was wondering myself whether or not to participate in this month's challenge.

Jeannie said...

Yep your swiss roll looks very sweet and delicious! I love the strawberries garnishing:)

ann low said...

Gert, your Swiss roll looks perfect and very pretty too!

Cooking Foodie said...

Looks a million bucks... really yummm

Anonymous said...

Your swiss roll is very beautiful and nice. Theresa

Anonymous said...

That's nice :) Keep up the good work, girl.

mycookinghut said...

Looks really pretty, Gert!

Sashquatch said...

YOU may think it needs improvements, i just think its utterly beautiful! How can it possibly be improved upon :) So gorgeous and sounds delicious too!

Just Cake Girl said...

It looks amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect summer treat!!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Gert it's look great!!love the deco

Elin said...

Gertrude..that is a neat one and you have done a great job on it. Practice makes perfect. Sonia did gave tip on how to roll...she slit two lines , not cutting through, across the breadth of the roll near to you. I think they will help to roll the sponge cake and not break it.


Yours looks sweet ...nice pink. Well done!

Shereen said...

Huh...what improvement needed somemore?Nice what!

Rita said...

So pretty and neat-looking.
Love the sweet pink too...

Veronica said...

What a gorgeous looking swiss roll. Bet it tastes delicious too. I can never make a good swiss roll. Thanks for sharing.

MnYfoodtalk said...

Pinky swiss roll. I wish to make one too.

DG said...


ICook4Fun said...

Bee Bee, thank you. I hope I can make at least one more :)

Yummy Bakes, thank you.

Lena, I always have problems rolling them up. I might make one more before end of the month :)

Reese, you and Bee Bee makes beautiful swiss roll.

Yummylittlecooks, hope to see yours soon.

Sonia, thank you.

Shirley, yes swiss roll every where :)

Biren, thank you. Plenty of strawberries now so I load them up in this cake :)

Jeannie, thank you.

Ann, thanks

ICook4Fun said...

Cooking Foodie and Theresa, thank you.

Hankerie and Leemei, thank you.

The Procrastobaker, you only saw the beautiful side of it :)

Just Cake Girl, thanks.

Mybeautifuldisasters, yes it is :)

Lesley, thank you. Hope you are having a wonderful time in KL.

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, I did the slit too after watching youtube video. It does help in the rolling.

Shereen, oh yes needs plenty of improvement. One of them will be how to avoide the skin of the cake from peeling off :)

Rita, thank you.

Veronica, try ot watch youtube to get some tips :)

MnYfoodtalk and DG, thank you.

My Little Space said...

I love pink colour swiss roll and yours look great. Planning for one some day.

Page said...

Hi, i stumbled upon your blog via foodgawker. I saw your post on the swiss roll and couldn't resist trying it!

This is my 1st successful attempt at rolling up a swiss roll without cracks! It was your pictures that inspired me to try again after my various failed attempts.

Thanks for sharing! Keep cooking!

Alice Law said...

The patch of strawberry in the middle makes the cake looks so unique and beautiful, thanks for sharing hte recipe!^^