The Swiss roll is an easy christmas item to make and its ingredients are simply: eggs, superfine caster sugar, icing sugar, vanilla extract, flour, jam for filling and whipped heavy cream. To start, preheat oven to 190 deg C. Line parchment paper to the bottom of a jelly roll pan. Choose a 10x15 inches pan making sure the base and sides is brushed with melted butter. Then dust some flour.
Next is whisking the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and water. One third at a time, sift in flour and fold in egg mixture with a metal spoon. This mixture is ready to be baked for 12-15minutes. When the center of the cake is slightly springy, you will noticed it shrinks a little from its sides of the baking pan. Final step is sprinkle caster sugar on a parchment paper, invert the cake on to the sugared parchment paper. To prevent drying out and cracking, use a slightly damp tea towel to cover it while it cools. Spread lashings of jam fo any flavours from apricot, blackberry, strawberry, and leave one-inch border. Repeat with whipped cream. Then roll it. The finishing touch will be icing sugar and serve.
Ingredients and quantity:
130 grams caster sugar (superfine), plus 3 tablespoons for sprinkling or use icing sugar (confectioners'), for dusting
2 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
130 grams all-purpose flour
For the filling
6 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry jam
225grams heavy whipped cream
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