Tuesday, 24 May 2011

We Should Cocoa - chocolate swiss roll

For this month's We Should Cocoa, hosted by Chele at the Chocolate Teapot, the theme was a chocolate roulade/swiss roll. I knew immediately what I wanted to do, and headed straight for Peyton & Byrne British Baking. I adore this book, I know I've said it before, but it's just so pretty and pastel and... well, English, and the photography is lovely and the recipes are lovely and it's all just lovely. Go and buy it, I'm not giving you the recipe for this chocolate swiss roll, you'll just have to buy the book if you want it.

Anyway I've made a chocolate swiss roll and filled it with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam (seedless/bitless so my husband, who is afraid of fruit, will actually eat it).

It cracked a bit on rolling but that was my own fault for letting it cool a bit too much before rolling it. It's a really nice, very simple recipe though, and very quick to make.

I've already seen a few other entries for this month's We Should Cocoa and most of them are a lot more elaborate and impressive than mine, but I do love an old fashioned swiss roll so I'm really quite happy with how this one turned out :)

Good news! My poor dead Macbook (RIP) has been replaced by the insurance company. I now have a shiny new one that's absolutely lovely and I've managed to install Photoshop after much faffing about, so hopefully my posts will be a bit more prolific from now on.


  1. Swiss roll, yum. I've never had a go at baking one, I'm sure it would crack, but this has inspired me. And yes, it's a beautiful book.

  2. my god it looks so lovely... I love the cracks and everything... so yummy!

  3. Looks like a very well rolled cake to me and sounds delicious too. I naughtily bought this book too (am trying to limit my consumption of books and cookery books in particular) and have been greedily leafing through the book before going to sleep at night. Chele's computer has packed up, so I'm doing the round-up this month. Should be posting today or tomorrow.

  4. A perfect looking swiss roll. I just got the book myself and can't wait to try recipes from it but have been a bit busy lately.


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