Week One's signature bake was a Swiss Roll - as the number of series increase I find this concept of the signature bake more bizarre, does the name not mean that this is one of the contestants 'go to' recipes rather than the creation of something spectacular to impress the judges? As I have never baked a Swiss Roll, first challenge was to find a recipe in one of my many cook books - after a bit of looking I found a recipe in James Martin's Desserts book. A rather good collection of pudding recipes, that I have made quite a few from (roasted crab apples being rather delicious).
I didn't have a Swiss Roll tin, so just used an ordinary baking tray which fitted the measurements given. As i tend to get my ingredients out as I bake, I only realised half way through that although I had 3 bags of SR Flour, I had no plain flour. A quick run to the shops didn't seem to harm my egg and sugar mixture. With only 10 minutes needed in the oven, I almost didn't have time to drink my cuppa!
|Swiss Roll Cooling|
|Layering up with Jam and Cream|
Rather pleased with the outcome and the fact I got it to swirl nicely . . . next time I think I am going to experiment with a nutella filling or maybe home-made Arctic roll :)