Recipe For Chocolate And Berry Swiss Roll

I want to thank all the bloggers who took part in this challenge. I was not going to take part, but Paula was going to have her ingredient list ‘orphaned’ so I decided to participate. I love making food with a random set of ingredients and so this challenge is a pleasure for me. Paula challenged me to use the following 7 ingredients:

  • fresh spinach
  • fish – fresh or frozen, freshwater or saltwater
  • berries – fresh or frozen
  • cheese – Gruyere or Emmentaler
  • portabello mushrooms
  • quinoa
  • turnips, parsnips or rutabaga – or any combination of the three

Together with the 7 ingredients, I had devised quite an extensive pantry list of ingredients the participants could use – based on the original challenge I did, and I asked each blogger to add an ingredient. These were as follows:

  • Milk/Cream
  • Eggs
  • Flour (or a flour substitute)
  • Lemons
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chillies
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Dried Herbs
  • Dried Spices
  • Sugar (or a sugar substitute)
  • Butter/margarine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil – any of your choice
  • Vinegar
  • Pasta / Noodles / Rice
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Chickpeas
  • Chocolate / Cacao
  • Stock

For starters I decided to do a turnip and spinach soup and my side dish was mushrooms with spinach and gruyere. For my main course I chose hake and after such a healthy starter and main course, a decadent dessert was in order. I made a Swiss roll that has me thinking about other options with the base. Raspberries and blackberries were on special and so I bought a punnet of each, knowing the colours would be great in contrast to the chocolate base, and whipped cream centre.

Chocolate And Berry Swiss Roll
Chocolate And Berry Swiss Roll

Chocolate And Berry Swiss Roll
 
Ingredients
Chocolate And Berry Swiss Roll
  • 2 eggs
  • 55g caster sugar – I used fructose
  • 50g self raising flour
  • 5g cocoa and more for dusting
for the filling
  • 125mls cream
  • 24 assorted berries
Method
for the Swiss roll
  1. preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. line a small Swiss roll tin with baking paper
  3. whisk together the eggs and the sugar until they are light, fluffy and thickened
  4. sieve together the flour and the cacao
  5. fold the flour into the eggs until well combined
  6. pour the batter into the tin and smooth the top with a spatula
  7. bake for 8 – 10 minutes – watch from 8 minutes as you want a skewer to come out clean and you don’t want the surface to crust
  8. place a piece of baking paper on your work surface that is larger than the Swiss roll
  9. dust lightly with cacao
  10. turn the sponge out onto the baking paper and then peel the baking paper gently off the exposed side of the sponge
  11. set aside to cool slightly
  12. whisk the cream until stiff
  13. spread the cream over the sponge, leaving a 2cm gap along one of the long sides
  14. on the long side that has the cream to the bottom, place a row of berries
  15. and then place a second row quite close to the first one
  16. starting at this edge, use the baking paper to roll up the sponge to form the Swiss roll
  17. make sure you press tightly to encase the filling

 

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8 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate And Berry Swiss Roll

  1. I love swiss roll. Haven’t made a chocolate version for eons.
    Have a super weekend Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy, you too!

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  2. Oh, I do love chocolate roll!
    Rachel (Rachel’s Kitchen NZ) sharing the blog ♥ Smashed Avocado & Feta ToastMy Profile

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    1. So simple to make and it always impresses 🙂

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  3. The Swiss Roll looks delicious. I haven’t made one for years. 🙂

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    1. They are so much fun to make 🙂

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  4. This dessert is my favourite part (naturally) but what a cool challenge to take part in! 😀
    Delicious swiss roll!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. It was a great challenge Uru 🙂

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