Recipe For Decorated Swiss Roll

Despite its name, the Swiss Roll was not a dessert created in Switzerland. It is known by various names around the world. This roulade can be filled with jam, cream or butter cream as I have done here. I added blueberries to my decorated Swiss roll to cut through the sweetness.
Decorated Swiss Roll
Decorated Swiss Roll
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I am still in a mad rush to get dishes made and photographed for my blog. I have decided that the best route to take is to make tried and tested recipes. The first one I attempted was a soufflé. I saw this on another blog and the dish had been extracted from a recipe book. The method was completely different to the one I use and I gave it a go. I made the soufflé three times. The first one was exactly as per the recipe and the second two were with minor adjustments to get the dessert to bake properly. After the third try I just gave up. This has been my first souffle failure ever! The second recipe was a vegetable quiche. I changed the vegetables as I was looking to use up what was in my fridge. 

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The pastry did not bake, leaving me with a soggy bottom and the filling did not set. Thankfully I could bake it for longer to get the filling firm but this still did not help with the pastry. Two recipes, two dishes I could not blog. And a feeling of despair as I felt time running away from me. My third failure was my first attempt at this decorated Swiss roll. The decorations worked out wonderfully. I ‘drew’ flowers onto the base and they were really pretty. But the sponge was too dense and did not roll up. Knowing I would not be able to post my Daring Kitchen challenge on time left me feeling frustrated. I turned to James Martin for some help and thankfully his recipe worked like a charm. I think the biggest secret is the damp dishtowel.

Decorated Swiss Roll

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Decorated Swiss Roll
 
This is a very fancy tea time treat which needs to be served fresh
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Ingredients
for the decorated Swiss roll
  • 125g caster sugar, divided, plus extra for dusting
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.25mls vanilla purée
  • 125g flour, sifted
  • 2 drops food colouring gel
for the butter cream
  • 225g butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 100mls cream
for the decorated Swiss roll
  • 100g blueberries (optional), or any berries in season
Method
for the decorated Swiss roll
  1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  2. Place 60g caster sugar onto a baking tray and place into the oven while it is preheating for 5 minutes and remove
  3. Put the rest of the caster sugar and the eggs into a stand mixer bowl
  4. Use a balloon whisk on a medium setting and whisk until thickened
  5. Add the heated sugar and continue whisking until pale and well combined
  6. Pour the flour down the side of the mixture and gently fold in
  7. Remove 60mls of the batter and add the food colouring
  8. Pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe your desired pattern onto a lined Swiss roll tin
  9. Put the tin into the fridge for 5 minutes
  10. Remove and carefully pour the remaining batter into the tin, levelling it off
  11. Bake for 12 minutes
  12. Place a damp tea towel onto your work bench and cover with baking paper
  13. Dust the baking paper with caster sugar
  14. Flip the cooked sponge onto the baking paper and carefully remove the baking paper you used to line the tin
  15. Leave to cool completely
for the butter cream
  1. Put the butter into a stand mixer bowl and beat using a K beater until soft
  2. Place the caster sugar and egg yolks into a mixing bowl and whisk to a ribbon stage
  3. Add the cream and whisk until smooth
  4. Place the bowl over a bain-marie and whisk until frothy
  5. Remove from the heat and continue whisking until cold
  6. Slowly add to the butter with the mixer on a slow setting, until combined
for the decorated Swiss roll
  1. Flip the sponge over so that the decorated side is on the bottom
  2. Carefully spread a thin layer of the buttercream onto the sponge
  3. Scatter the blueberries down the middle width of the sponge
  4. Roll up as tightly as possible and transfer to a serving plate
  5. Put it into the fridge to set up before serving

 

Decorated Swiss Roll

This is my contribution to this months’ Daring Kitchen Challenge hosted by Korena

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28 thoughts on “Recipe For Decorated Swiss Roll

  1. Sorry to hear about fails. But what a pretty looking swiss roll. Absolutely loving that filling.
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    1. Thanks Anu 🙂

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  2. Looks amazing!:)
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    1. Thanks Natalia!

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  3. Fails are frustrating, had one myself this weekend. But I think this turned out great still. Did you read Dec 2016 is the last DK ever? 🙁
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    1. I haven’t read that! I wonder how many people would be willing to carry on?

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  4. I have never made anything like it but it looks lovely and I know I would get a good reception.
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    1. It is worth trying Tammy 🙂

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  5. I’ve never seen a Swiss Roll with decorations in the cake mix. Very clever.
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    1. Thanks!

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  6. Such an old fashioned treat.

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    1. It is!

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  7. Hi Tandy, a damp wash cloth, who knew. Love the polka dots and the addition of blueberries.
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    1. It is the best trick for sure!

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  8. So sorry about your fails Tandy, but this was a delightfully GORGEOUS success! I’ve struggled with swiss rolls too – and, I couldn’t agree more- that damp dish towel helps so much!
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    1. It worked like a charm 🙂

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  9. My first attempt at a swiss roll didn’t roll either…it cracked terribly. I’ll have to try again.
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    1. AS long as it was edible I suppose that it all that counts 🙂

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  10. I haven’t done a Daring Bakers in a while! I must see what they’re up to. Cute pattern Tandy! 😀
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    1. That was my in a big rush pattern 🙂

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  11. Looks great, very impressive! In Spain they’re called Brazo de Gitano which translates as Gypsy’s Arm!
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    1. I love that name!

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  12. hhaahah it sounds like my little failure, but your ended up well. Mine kind of as well, it was delicious, but it definitely wasn’t a cake 😀

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    1. As long as it was delicious Marta that is all that matters 🙂

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  13. This looks amazing Tandy. I have never had much luck with the rolling part of Swiss rolls lol.
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    1. I was so pleased it worked out the first time Jem!

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  14. I haven’t had a swiss roll in the longest time. Funny enough was just thinking about one the other day – not sure why.
    Have a wonderful week Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    1. Maybe you were channeling my frustration Mandy 🙂

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