Chocolate Swiss Roll

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Salwaa’s Chocolate Swiss Roll


Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights
From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive!

3 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup hot water
1 tsp oil
1 cup self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 dessert spoons cocoa powder

Butter Icing:
100g butter, softened
100g icing sugar
75g chocolate, melted

Or whipped fresh cream for the filing

Beat eggs, sugar until light and creamy. Mix in vanilla essence, oil & hot water.
Add self-raising flour, cocoa and baking powder. Mix well.
Pour into a greased rectangular baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 8-10 minutes.

Dust a large piece of baking parchment with caster sugar and turn the sponge out onto it. Trim off the hard edges and make a dent along the width, 1cm in. From this end, roll it up with the paper in the middle. Cool on a wire rack.

Beat the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy and then beat in the melted chocolate. Unroll the sponge, spread over the butter icing or whipped fresh cream and up roll again. Serve in slices.

Use the following variation for a delicious filling:
275 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
300 ml fresh cream
Icing sugar, for dusting
Strawberries, to garnish
Melt the chocolate and 300ml of the cream in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Refrigerate until cool and thickened. Unroll the sponge, spread over the cake and roll up again. Dust with icing sugar and garnish with strawberries.

Spread the cake with a layer of caramel, slices of banana and whipped fresh cream. Roll up and cut into slices.
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