Sunday, July 3, 2011

Jam filled Swiss Roll

I made my first swiss roll recently and what fun I had doing it, I grew up eating them as a kid in the UK, you can get them Jam filled or chocolate and vanilla so good. One of my weaknesses when I go home is cadburys mini rolls :-) I enjoyed the discussion on the facebook wall as some folks from the US said this was a popular dessert in the 1960's and then died out, here's the discussion -

so who has had swiss roll before its big in the UK
June 21 at 7:24pm ·  · 

    • Denise Price Boyd Never heard of it. What is it?
      June 21 at 7:25pm · 

    • Denise Price Boyd Unless you mean the cake thing. :)
      June 21 at 7:26pm · 

    • Chow and Chatter Denise yep the cake below
      June 21 at 7:32pm · 

    • Denise Price Boyd It's been many years since I've had but loved the stuff. :)
      June 21 at 7:33pm · 

    • Greg Winkler That's about right. Popular in the US in the 60's, so you Brits are jumping on the fad now. :-) Next thing you know you will be listening to the Beatles on the radio.
      June 21 at 7:37pm · 

    • Chow and Chatter Denise :-) oh me too always like it as a kid Greg he he its been in the UK for at least 50 years my friend
      June 21 at 7:43pm · 

    • Elizabeth Akin Stelling My brother loved it, and they sold it at a local bakery in the 60's...I on the other hand loved all things chocolate LOL
      June 21 at 7:46pm · 

    • Greg Winkler I just had to pick on you and show my age. My mom used to make one that had layer of strawberry jam and then a layer of whipped cream. Then you rolled it and froze it.
      June 21 at 7:48pm · 

    • Chow and Chatter E oh love foodie memories Greg your mums sounds amazing :-)
      June 21 at 7:56pm · 

    • Becky Hale I've been eating Little Debbie swiss rolls for years!
      June 21 at 9:04pm · 

    • Chow and Chatter Becky :-) so they are still made here
      June 21 at 9:31pm · 

    • Ellie Wood I am doubting Little Debbie Swiss Rolls are the same...
      June 22 at 3:00pm · 

    • Becky Hale well...same concept.
      June 22 at 3:49pm ·  ·  1 person

    • Chow and Chatter Ellie and Becky lol
      June 22 at 5:05pm · 

I adore the chow and chatter facebook page and learning from you all, thanks for being there :-)

just rolled swiss roll

a clip of me rolling it!

How to make it :


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 oz sugar 
  • 3 oz self raising flour 
  • 4 tablespoon of Jam or any desired filling

  1. line a swiss roll tin 30.5 by 20.5 cm (12 by 8 inch) I used a small cookie sheet and it worked
  2. whisk eggs and sugar with a hand mixer for 10 minutes until it turns light in color and thickens, like cream
  3. gently fold in flour and add to tin
  4. bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until risen and firm 
  5. turn it out onto a sugared sheet of baking paper covered in sugar with a towel underneath and remove paper
  6. quickly spread with warm jam then roll tightly and hold for 1-2 minutes 
  7. allow it to cool 
  8. enjoy

I am thinking Nutella for a future filling or lemon curd what will you fill yours with?

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