Strawberries and cream swiss roll

    45 min

    Fresh strawberries and cream make such a simple yet delicious filling for this light swiss roll. I add a little bit of powdered gelatine to firm up the filling - that way I can make it in advance and it will still look beautiful when I'm ready to serve.

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    Makes: 1 Swiss roll

    • For the swiss roll
    • 3 eggs
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 80ml hot water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g plain flour, sifted
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • icing sugar for dusting
    • For the filling
    • 150g fresh strawberries, chopped
    • 240ml whipping cream
    • 1 teaspoon powdered gelatine
    • 60ml water
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Butter and line a Swiss roll tin with buttered foil or buttered baking parchment.
    2. Beat the eggs until thick and fluffy. Gradually add caster sugar, beating constantly. Stir in water and vanilla extract. Fold in flour, baking powder and salt. Pour cake mixture into tin and spread evenly.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes. It should be springy to the touch, and beginning to shrink away from the sides of the cake tin.
    4. In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle the gelatine over the cold water and set aside.
    5. Lay out a clean tea towel, and sprinkle it with icing sugar. Turn the Swiss roll out onto the towel. Take off the parchment or foil. Cut away crusty edges. Roll the cake up in the towel, and leave it to cool.
    6. Melt gelatine in microwave, checking every 15 seconds. Whisk well till dissolved.
    7. Whip the cream. Add gelatine mixture and 1 tablespoon sugar. Fold in the freshly chopped strawberries. Unroll the swiss roll and spread with the strawberry and cream mixture; gently roll up again. Chill until ready to serve.

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    dis wecipe 's 'mazin do it peeps omg bruh (but seriously this recipe is amazing)  -  05 Nov 2014


    omg! This was a great recipe! Totally fool proof! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!  -  29 Nov 2012


    great outcome! many thanks, will do it again x  -  01 Aug 2016