Swiss roll with slice cut on board with coffee

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6

The ultimate nostalgic treat, make your own Swiss roll with fruity strawberry jam filling. This easy dessert is great for entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal162
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.2g
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  • butter, to grease



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g caster sugar, plus extra 2 tbsp to dust
  • 50g self-raising flour, sieved
  • 100g strawberry jam


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line a 16 x 28cm Swiss roll tin with baking parchment.

  2. Beat the eggs and sugar together for 5 mins with an electric hand whisk until thick and pale. Gently fold in the flour in two batches using a large metal spoon. Pour the mixture into the tin and gently ease into the corners. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden and firm. Be careful not to overbake, or the sponge will break when rolled.

  3. While the sponge is baking, sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar over a square of baking parchment. Warm the jam in the microwave for 20 secs.

  4. Turn the baked sponge onto the sugared paper. Peel off the lining paper and spread the sponge with the warm jam. Roll up from the short edge using the paper to help you then cool on a wire rack.

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Ghost rider214's picture
Ghost rider214
5th Jul, 2019
Not a good recipe. Oven temperature is wrong. Mine was underbaked and tasted like an omelette.
Co0k123's picture
5th Feb, 2016
i have used this recipe a few times it has turned out great just that the quantities are wrong and the spelling is wrong
26th Oct, 2015
Awful recipe. Quantities all wrong, spelling terrible (I count 6 mistakes) I think BBC Good Food should remove this recipe before anyone else wastes ingredients.
lizbob's picture
28th Dec, 2013
How many spelling mistakes can you possibly get in a recipe!!!!!!!
18th Dec, 2011
This is very similar to my recipe, which is here, with pictures ...
11th Nov, 2009
A good simple recipe, use a chunky jam for a substantial filling!
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