Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chocolate Swiss Roll

Do you remember jam rolls? I remember them from my childhood – they were a lovely yellow with a bright, red filling inside! The color and its effect on you are so strong that you could never leave the bakery without at least half-dozen tucked away in those infamous brown, bakery bags. Writing this much brings a plethora of other baked goods to mind. I used to especially love the horn pastry with snow-white cream filling embellished with a ruby-colored cherry! They resemble an ice-cream cone. Yumm! Just day dreaming about these sweets gives me a sugar high.

Moving on to what we are going to share with you today, although different from the jam rolls that are making my mouth water right now, these sweet rolls are delectable nonetheless! I have been practicing these rolls, and after a couple of mishaps, I feel confident enough to share with you now.

Chocolate Swiss Roll

Sneak peek into the process.

  Chocolate Swiss Roll

This was the second time I made this and the roll disappeared in no time.(at the first time I couldn't even take a picture ! )

Chocolate Swiss Roll

Ingredients:

Eggs- 3 large, separated
Granulated Sugar- 1/2 cup
Cake flour- 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Cocoa Powder- 1 1/2 Tbsp
Hot water- 2 Tbsp
Pure Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp

For the filling:

Heavy whipping cream- 1 cup
Confectioner's sugar- 1 to 2 Tbsp
Pure vanilla extract- a few drops

Method:

1.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F. Grease and dust a jelly roll pan. (this recipe is for 10 1/2 by 15 1/2 inch pan). It's better to line with a parchment paper and grease it well.You could see that I didn't do it, so it was bit difficult for me to take out the cake.
2.Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
3.Beat the yolks with sugar. Add the hot water and beat again.
4.Add the cocoa and mix well.
5.Beat the egg whites till stiff peaks are formed.Make sure that your blades and the bowl you take is free from water and fat before you start beating egg whites.
6.Mix in the flour mixture into the yolk mixture.
7.Gently fold in the egg whites till it is completely incorporated.
8.Spoon into the prepared pan and spread the batter evenly as possible, using a spatula.
9.Bake for 8-10 minutes or the cake springs back on touch.
10. Cool in the pan for 3-4 minutes.
11.Invert the cake onto a parchment paper dusted with confectioner's sugar.
12.Roll the cake with the short side facing you, along with the paper.
13.Let the cake cool completely before you roll it with the filling.
14.Meanwhile you could make the filling by whipping the cream till peaks are formed.Add the sugar and vanilla and beat till everything is mixed well.
15.Unroll the cake and spread the cream on it, evenly.Leave about 1/2 an inch space at one end.(I messed up this part. I left some space , but I was talking to my son and started rolling it from the other side !)
16.Now roll it without the parchment paper, but use the paper to make the roll by lifting it from the side slowly as you can see in the picture.
17.Refrigerate the roll for at least 3-4 hours before you cut it.
18.Use a sharp serrated knife or kitchen thread to cut the rolls.(I wasn't patient enough to wait,read my kids weren't, that's why it has broken in some points !)

Notes:

1.You may not get it all right at the first attempt, or even at second :-) But I can guarantee you about the taste and texture.
2.The main point you have to remember while making rolls is that you must roll it while it is still hot. This helps to avoid any breaking.
3.As you all know, chocolate is notoriously sticky. So if you use a parchment paper to line the pan it is lot more easy.
4.Please wait at least for a few hours so that the cake is chiled well before you attempt to cut it.

Contributor: Namitha
Recipe adapted from here

50 comments:

  1. Oh yes I used to love those horn pastry filled and topped with teh cherry. You make me indeed nostalgic for them. Loved the swiss rolls when i was youg too ans this chocolate one looks superb.
    Every time when we wend with school band there was swiss roll bought from the bakers and we kids used to hogg them :-)

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  2. Lovely rolls, Nami..Njan ethu 2 times undakki nokki, adhyathe kuzhapamillathe vannu, 2nd flop aarunnu..eni ethu try cheythu nokkam :) Great pics!

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  3. Oh how much i loved those jam rolls Nami. enne ethellam kanichum ormipichum engane dharmasankadathil akanayrunno? Adipoli aytunde...PIcs super...

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  4. i soooo know what cone ur talking about from the bakery hehehe...
    ive tried jam rolls just once and they broke on me, so until i get my confidence back i think il just gawk at the pics

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  5. Very inviting swiss roll, absolutely fabulous.

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  6. Chocolate swiss roll looks awesome. Nice one.

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  7. OMG..evide ammunde fav anu da..Kandittu sahikunnila tou...Bakeriyil kaanunna polunde...Adipolittooo..:-)

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  8. Looks so perfect..love it, ethu vere try cheyyan oru dayiriyam illayirunnu, enthayalum ee recipe onnu try cheyuthu nookam..thanks for sharing dear

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  9. delicious swiss roll a favourite type of cake lovely pictures

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  10. What a lovely roll! Simply loved it! :D

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  11. Exactly like the store bought ones...looks so gud

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  12. Jam rolls are one of my fav.looks so good.

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  13. Wow delicious swiss role bookmarked this recipe will give a try.

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  14. Yummyy!Perfect jam rolls!Superb pics.

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  15. what a coincidence! I had it from Royal bakery. I will have similar coincidences whenever you prepare it as I have this often ;)

    The pictures look nice and the rolls appear delicious. Nice patience and good work. :)

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  16. Wowww.. the rolls look so perfect and yummy.. I have been thinking of making this for a long long time. Your recipe makes me drool and urge me to make it soon. Will do it asap :) Lovely pics :)

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  17. eeshwara.. enikku vallande kothi varunnu...

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  18. Love the detail presentation for these gorgeous Swiss rolls.

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  19. I am having a cup of tea right now, this is what is missing :)

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  20. Beautiful Swiss Roll!!! you have done it well.

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  21. hatts off my dear...tangy n delicate choco swiss roll..i loved it..

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  22. Your Swiss roll looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  23. Chocolate roll looks amazing.I attempted once but mine fell apart whilst rolling.

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  24. adipoli ayittundu....superb click!

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  25. Superb jam rolls . Never dared to make these

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  26. awesome rolls....absolutely mouth watering...keep up the gud wrk :)

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  27. Nami Give me those rolls i can finish within seconds they luk so so tempting

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  28. I love to eat swiss roll. I love the look, it's soft texture and the lovely cream that goes with it....mmmm...drooling! Thanks very much for sharing, I love choc swiss rolls, too. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  29. Wow! that roll looks amazing..Thanks for sharing :)

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  30. wow those rolls look really inviting. First time here. Visit mine if u get a chance

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  31. Good to see you guys back...
    super clicks as always...and rolls looks delicious..

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  32. You have made me very hungry with this post:) This looks so yummy. I have never tried to make a roll cake. Thank you for the excellent instruction and pictures. I think I might get the courage up.

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  33. Wow! Thats a lovely chocolate swiss roll and it looks absolutely delicious :-)

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  34. Man this sounds so challenging, but always wanted to try the tip you gave at the last is the best.... gorgeous ur looks :)

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  35. Kiss ur blessed hands...I tried this 3 times and every time it ended in the bin...will surely try ur recipe ......i tried it without flour....so the cake wud tear away...will let u know if this time i meet success.
    Biny

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  36. Thanks for this recipe..Love this roll..yummooooo!!!

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  37. adipoli aayittundu Namitha.try cheyyume..monu 3 vayassayi da.

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  38. oh my this is beautiful and I can only imagine how good each bite tastes!

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  39. Looks so sos so delicious .. I love swiss rolls and this is making me drool like anything.

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  40. By the way wonderful pictures :)

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  42. Love swiss rolls, yours looks absolutely delciious !

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  43. Wow! These looks lovely, delicious, yummy, scrumptious, gooey. Dont have any more words!

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  44. Ohh i used to love these... still do but dont eat them as often...
    will try my hand at baking them at home

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  45. I need to try this... and please my guests in the weekend.. Delectable!!

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