Lemon & caraway roulade

Lemon & caraway roulade

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins

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Serves 6
With it's light, lemony taste, this is will become everyone's summer favourite in no time

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal708
  • fat36g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs90g
  • sugars57g
  • fibre1g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.8g
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    For the sponge

    • 6 eggs



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 175g golden caster sugar, plus extra
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 1 heaped tsp caraway seed
    • grated zest 1 lemon (save the juice for the filling)



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    • 50g butter, melted



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    For the filling

    • juice 1 lemon



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    • 300g lemon curd
    • 250g mascarpone
    • icing sugar, to serve


    1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line a 27 x 40cm Swiss roll tin with non-stick baking parchment. Using electric beaters, whisk the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy – this can take about 5 mins. Fold in the flour, caraway seeds and zest, then gradually fold in the butter. Tip the mix into the tin and bake for 12-15 mins until pale, but cooked and springy in the middle. Leave to cool a little, then turn out onto a sheet of non-stick baking parchment dusted with sugar, roll up like a Swiss roll and cool.

    2. While the sponge is cooling, mix the lemon juice and half the lemon curd with the mascarpone and set aside. When the sponge is completely cool, unravel and spread with the mascarpone mix. Spread the remaining curd over the top, then roll up like a Swiss roll again. Dust heavily with icing sugar and serve in slices.

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    10th Jun, 2012
    This was lovely - quite a firm sponge. I always thought you need to whisk the egg whites separately, so maybe this is why this is firmer than other swiss rolls I've made. Lovely delicate flavour though. I substituted mascarpone for Philadelphia cream cheese as that's all I had. Do be careful not to overbeat it though as it goes really runny, and the fridge doesn't firm it up again!
    6th Apr, 2012
    how many does this serve?
    6th May, 2019
    This went badly wrong. The mix was liquid. I rang my SIS who is a trained chef and runs a cafe. She thought the ingredients sounds the boring quantities. I added more flour to get a mix and then it rose like topsy to double the height of the swiss roll tin. It tasted ok but looked a complete mess. Can you confirm 6 eggs?
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