Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Strawberry Roulade


3 large eggs
115g/4 oz caster sugar
115g/4 oz all purpose flour
1 tbspn hot water


175g/6 oz mascarpone cheese
1 tsp almond extract
225g/8 oz small strawberries

to decorate:(optional)

1 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
1 tsp confectioner's sugar


Preheat the oven to 220 C/425 F. Line a 14" x 10" swiss roll tin with greaseproof paper.

Put the eggs and caster sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Using a hand-held electric whisk, beat together until thick and pale- the mixture should leave a trail when the whisk is lifted.

Remove the bowl from the saucepan. Sift in the flour and fold into the egg mixture with the hot water. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until golden and set.

Turn out the cake onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. Peel off the lining paper and roll up the sponge cake tightly, encasing the greaseproof paper. Wrap in a clean tea towel and leave to cool.

Mix the mascarpone and almond extract together. Reserving a few strawberries for decoration, wash, hull and slice the remainder. Chill with the mascarpone mixture in the refridgerator until needed.

Unroll the cake, spread with the mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with the sliced strawberries. Roll the cake up again and transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with the almonds and dust with the confectioner's sugar. Decorate with the reserved strawberries!

(from the Home Baking Cookbook)


  1. Oh wow - this is making my mouth water! It looks amazing :)

  2. When did you make this and can I have some???

  3. Yum!! Your recipes look delicious!! I ave two requests :) If you could post a recipe for Tiramisu and Macaroons. Thank you!!

  4. Thank-you!

    Anna- it's unfortunately from aaages ago, come and have thumbprint cookies!

    Andreia- I've actually never attempted Macaroons yet, but I will soon! Tiramisu I know very well...=]

  5. wow! this looks delicious :)

  6. WOW looks yummy!! can you as a special request from a follower of yours and annas do a super chocolaty desert thing :D does your blog name means Emma loves you? If so it's a really sweet name!!

    xx ps i love how i can see you dont do this for adsence money and just for the fun like me at (im only new like you :) )

  7. Amazing!! Your a baking genius I would panic rolling this up lol I bet it was delicious :)

  8. LibbyLovesBlogging- yes! Emminaliebtdich = Emma loves you. =] I'm sure there'll be a chocolatey dessert on the way soon. (more chocolatey than the cupcakes I just put up!)

  9. so delicius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!