How to roll up a Swiss roll
How to roll up a Swiss roll, without it cracking or the filling escaping.
Points to remember
- Take a large sheet of baking parchment and sprinkle liberally with caster sugar.
- Carefully flip the warm sponge onto the parchment and peel the baking paper away from the sponge.
- Score a line along the bottom of the sponge, approximately 2.5cm away from the edge. Don’t cut all the way through.
- Using the line scored, roll the sponge up tightly and leave to cool completely.
- When the sponge is cool, unroll it gently.
- Spread the jam filling evenly over the surface of the sponge leaving an 8-10cm gap at one end.
- Spoon the cream onto the jam and spread with a palette knife.
- Pulling the paper tightly towards you, slowly ease the sponge over the filling.
- Serve with the open edge on the bottom to keep it tightly rolled
ROLLING A SWISS ROLL
Always roll it up straight from the oven while it's still pliable.
FILLING A SWISS ROLL
Don't overdo the filling or it will be harder to roll up and get a neat finish.
FINISHING A SWISS ROLL
It can be hard to get a totally smooth finish when rolling, so cover up cracks with butter icing or icing sugar.