After watching several reruns of Rachel Allen's show, Bake! we spontaneously decided to make a swiss roll on a very hot,sunny Wednesday afternoon. Apparently, even after watching the same episode on reruns of Rachel Allen teaching her students make a swiss roll -I'm pretty sure it was at least four times, I don't think it stuck with us.
Our first try was the Kaya Swiss Roll and placed the wet towel over the freshly baked layer of cake which, didn't work quite well. Let's just say that it was a disaster. Then after rolling that one, we realized that maybe, just maybe the towel was supposed to be at the bottom of the cake instead! Definitely easier to roll after we changed our strategy. It cracked just a tiny bit but hey, it's our first try and there's always room for practice! (:
- 4 eggs
- 125g sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp warm water
- 125g plain flour
- Put parchment paper on the bottom of the swiss roll tin and butter and flour the sides.
- Whisk the eggs and the sugar with a mixer for 5 minutes.
- Add in the vanilla and water. Mix well.
- Lastly, fold in the flour.
- Pour into a flat swiss roll tin and bake for 10-15 minutes at 150C.
- Put a damp cloth on a table and put the swiss roll bottom side up. Let it cool.
- Put the desired filling and start rolling but not too tight cause you'll end up getting cracks.