Quote from book: Totally irresistible, this dessert if made from just a few ingredients: chocolate, eggs, sugar and a little cocoa powder plus double cream for the filling.
Faff Factor =8
Bake = 9
Keeping Up Appearances = 6
Total score = 23/30
OK, I'm taking my hat off to all of you who can turn out a roulade. My oh my that was difficult. As you can see mine kind of didn't do a roll more of a fold and for some reason did not crack as much as I've seen in the GBBO book and other places. I can remember watching a Fanny Cradock episode last year when she made a roulade and with my hand on heart it took her no less than 3 seconds to roll it up, I even had to rewind on the sky + to have another look, amazing. I've tried to find the episode on You Tube but no luck.
So, back to my bake, I am very happy with the taste, it is so light a fluffy as you do not use any butter or flour, just eggs which you seperate and whisk the whites which you fold into the yolks, sugar and chocolate. 2 mixing bowls and that's it.
I was lucky enough to be given a jar of home made summer fruits jam from one of the parents at school which I liberally smoothed over the sponge before adding the cream. I am glad I did as it gave the roulade that extra special taste.
And my lesson learnt this week - be more watchful on how much icing sugar you use to decorate the roulade!
I will definatley be giving this one another shot, as I know I can improve on the rolling.
Here's to next time :-)