Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Swiss Roll


It was my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary yesterday and I did not know what to get them. I always think something home made is more thoughtful thank something bought and I knew I did not have enough butter to make a victoria sponge. What should I do?
In the book I mentioned in a previous post there was a lovely recipe for swiss roll, so having all that was needed to make it, the decision was made.

There is a really good recipe here for swiss roll with good instructions, it really is worth setting a timer when you are beating the eggs and sugar together as it makes all the difference to the finished cake.

I just had to sample a teeny weeny bit when trimming the ends and it was delicious.

7 comments:

Tulip said...

Hey, yours looks just like the recipe picture, very neat and tidy! Mine always look a little skew-wif and jam oozes everywhere. Might try this at work...the kids would the swirl of jam.

Manggy said...

Angela, this is something I've always been frightened to make! Congratulations, it looks perfect! Happy anniversary to your parents :)

Beth said...

I haven't made swiss roll since I was in Secondary School. Yours looks very impressive

Raquel said...

I am like you, Angela. I feel that something home-made means so much more. Swiss roll looks lovely, I have never tried making one, now I am inspired! Much love, Raquel XO

chris said...

Im impressed, it looks so proffesional. I bet your parents enjoyed it.

Sylvie said...

That looks like a perfect swiss roll, Angela. Very impressive. I used the bero cookbook you sent me for the first time the other week, to make a quiche crust, as I had forgotten the measurements for shortcrust pastry! It worked beautifully, so I'm gonna move onto something a little more exciting, there are so many great recipes in the book. Thank you so much again.

Marie said...

A homemade gift is always so much nicer than something store bought. I always contains a piece of your heart and that is priceless. Your jelly roll looks picture perfect! I bet your parents loved it!