Lemon and cream cheese has always been one of my favourite combination. So I decided to incorporate it into another one of my recent favourite - a Swiss roll. While I was back at my parents' place, mum and I made a couple of Swiss rolls and the more I made 'em, the more I... Continue Reading →

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One of the most annoying thing about the coffee Swiss roll from last week was how the thin layer of "cake skin" peeled off when I remove the paper used to wrap the cake. So I decided to revert to dusting the paper with cocoa powder to prevent it from sticking. And to keep it... Continue Reading →

Swiss rolls always conjures up warm childhood memories. It's also one of the few things I bake that, can be done a relatively short time. A neighbour has been asking me to demo some bakes in our quarterly baking session. So I've been cracking my mind to find something that can be done within the... Continue Reading →

 Ever since I saw this recipe last week, I couldn't quite get it out of my mind. There's just something about that perfect chocolate sponge roll, and the generous layer of cream, and peppermint. The peppermint just screams Christmas! I was supposed to get some of those peppermint candies before leaving for my parents' place... Continue Reading →

The latest series of The Great British Bake Off finally opened last week. And the very first challenge of the season was - the Swiss roll. Apparently, what the judges were looking for was a tight roll and the perfect swirl. I reckon the flavour is also a given. I have made Swiss rolls in... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I just get the weirdest craving! After reading about this cinnamon and chocolate roll yesterday, that’s all I could think! I have not had any thing with cinnamon of late, and I figure, why not? It is Sunday after all. Unfortunately, for my first attempt, following the original recipe, the texture of cake turned... Continue Reading →

I was having a strange craving for pandan cake. But, I wanted to do something other than chiffon cake. So, why not a Swiss roll? This cake turned out to be delicious, and super simple too. Adapted from this recipe, this took less than hour to make. I used some Swiss meringue vanilla buttercream I... Continue Reading →

Another attempt at Martha Stewart’s chocolate swiss roll. But instead of the whipping cream that came with the original recipe, I made some chocolate whipped cream adapted from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Cake Bible, which was absolutely delicious! Makes enough to fill a 9 x 13 inch swiss roll with spare 1 ¼ cup heavy cream... Continue Reading →

It always amazes me how one can bake a thin layer of cake, and then, roll it up. I thought it’d be awfully difficult. I mean, rolling a layer of cake into a tube. But, Martha Stewart said there’s nothing to be afraid of. So, I decided to give it a try. I cut everything... Continue Reading →

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