That's after my previous attempts, and also another failed attempt on a Fri morning! Everything was so wrong with the 1st swiss roll - the batter was barely enough to fill the cake tray, the cake was stuck to the parchment paper after bake, the prints got stuck on the paper, the cake felt slightly wet.... etc. You can imagine how demoralised I was! I guessed it wasn't a baking Friday and wanted to give up trying, but I so wanted to present this cake to my dear cousin on her birthday.
Feeling determined, and using the last 4 eggs left in the fridge, I tried another recipe on making patterned swiss roll. This was done in the late Fri afternoon, and I was crossing my fingers! We were supposed to have a birthday dinner in the evening, and I just hoped I can complete everything within that few golden hours!
Lady Luck shone on me again, and viola, I got the Craftholic swiss roll just in time for the lovely birthday girl! I'm so glad that I found Cathy's recipe and it was a swift following it and be able to churn out my 1st ever patterned swiss roll. I would highly recommend using this recipe!
Craftholic swiss roll
(recipe adapted from Cathy's Joy)
Egg yolk batter
4 egg yolks
15g castor sugar
40g vegetable oil
80g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla paste
2 tbsp egg yolk batter
1 tsp plain flour
2 tsp sugar
20g egg white
Egg white batter
4 egg white
50g castor sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg yolk, sugar, oil, milk and vanilla paste until combined. Sift in flour and mix until smooth and well combined.
- Scoop 2 tbsp yolk batter in a bowl and add in 1 tsp flour.
- In another bowl, beat egg white and sugar till soft peaks. Add into picture batter and mix till combined.
- Tint picture batter to desired colours. Pipe patterns onto lined 11 x 14" baking tray.
- Bake in oven at 180 deg C for 1 min.
- In another bowl, whisk egg white and sugar till soft peaks. Add into remaining yolk batter and fold gently to obtain smooth batter, or slowly pour yolk batter to meringue and whisk on low speed (KA speed 2).
- Pour batter into the tray and bake at 180 deg C for 10 mins (I bake for about 12 mins).
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (August 2014 Event: Flour) - organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe.