It was Sunday lunchtime and that means a cake or a dessert in our house to follow the roast. Once again I turned to my trusty Mary Berry’s Baking Bible to bake another recipe from my Cooking The Books Challenge. Mary’s Swiss Roll is one of the recipes featured in her Classic Recipes chapter, along with a couple of variations. As I have only ever made one fairly successful Swiss Roll in my life, I decided I needed a bit more practice. When my daughter saw I was planning to bake a Swiss Roll she asked if she could do it. As the one she made in her GCSE Catering Practical got an A* from her teacher I think she is definitely the Swiss Roll expert in our house.
So here’s how my daughter (with a tiny bit of help with one stage from me) made this utterly scrumptious bake!
Once the cake had gone into the oven (my oven is a fan assisted electric one, so the temperature was 200oC) my daughter disappeared upstairs to do whatever teenagers do in the depths of their bedrooms. As the cake was only going to be in the oven for about 10 minutes I didn’t dare leave the kitchen. It seemed to bake very quickly. Anyway, as soon as it was out of the oven I called my daughter and told her to come down. She had got engrossed in something so I said I would take it out of the tin and do the trimming bits. She could finish off the rest seeing as she wanted to do it in the first place!
By this time my daughter had come back downstairs. I wanted her to get finished with the Swiss Roll as I needed to get started on the rest of the dinner.
Well I was totally amazed by this yummy bake and we were rather greedy over it. Not only did I share the end piece with my daughter before dinner but I had another slice for pudding! The following night my hubby finished it off. It was just too scrumptious for words.
Love Sam xx