ould it be that some bored Swiss banker, sitting in the vault and making endless rolls of money, came to an idea of making a cake that looks like – a roll of money? Or the inventor of the Swiss roll was a tired clock maker that became dizzy of looking at the countless cogwheels swirling back and forth? Nobody knows. So – what is Swiss about the Swiss roll then? Probably nothing, because it seems that Swiss roll didn’t originate from Switzerland at all! Its origin isn’t determined, but it is believed that the Swiss roll was invented either in the UK, where it is very popular tea cake, or in Austria – a heaven for all pastry lovers. On top of everything, the origin of the name itself is also a mystery, in case you were wondering… Sorry!
Swiss roll is a light sponge cake filled with jam, , , or , and swirled into a roll. It is particularly beloved by the English when it comes to enjoying in their afternoon ritual of drinking tea, and it is also quite popular in the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and India.
To make Swiss roll, you will need to bake a thin in a rectangular paper lined baking pan or a silicone swiss roll mold. When the cake is done, take it out of the pan and transfer to a cooling rack. Cover with a cloth dusted with powdered sugar and carefully roll into a swirl. Leave it to cool like that. When the sponge cake cools down, unroll it, spread the filling and roll it again. Put the roll on a tray, seam side down, dust it with powdered sugar, and enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea!
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