Thursday, September 9, 2010
My 1st attempt of Swiss Roll - Oreo Swiss Roll
You must be curious, why the title is swiss roll and yet the photos that posted are otherwise. Let me share with you the story now.
When I 1st saw the oreo swiss roll from Honey Bee Sweets, I immediately copied down the recipe. I love swiss roll (gosh, seem like dear daughter has the gene of me, we love to eat so many kinds of food :P), my favourite swiss roll are sugar roll from Polar, pandan swiss roll from Rich & Good cake shop.
I used to dislike swiss roll cos of the buttercream, basically I just dislike any creamy cake when young. The only cake that I consumed then was Pandan Chiffon Cake. But as age gets older, I seem to welcome most of the sweet treats (that is why my weight keep creeping up).
Although how much I wanted to bake this cake, I had sit on it for quite sometimes. I don't have much confidence to handle swiss roll, in fact that apply to all cakes that are more sensitive to folding. So whenever I am craving for swiss roll, I will just go to Polar or bakery stores :P.
The urge of making swiss roll is still in me especially when seeing posting of swiss roll in other blogs. So one day, I finally cannot resist the temptation any more. Everything went smoothly, the cake was baked for 12 mins and skewer came out clean. I dare not bake longer cos afraid the cake might be too dry that will cause it to crack when rolling. When the cake was removed from the fridge and unwrapped it, my fear had became real. The cake was cracked terribly and some even stick on the wrapper :(.The cake was cracked so miserably and messy that I can't even slice it for serving.
Since the cracked cake cannot make it as swiss roll, I turned it to other presentation. I sliced some cakes that were able to make it to either square or rectangular shape, made it into mini cakes, layered with oreo cream and dulce de leche. I even frosted some with oreo cream and dusted oreo crumbs on the cake top.
For the balance cake that was not able to make it as mini cakes, I mashed it into cake crumbs, mixed it with some dulce de leche and toasted crushed almond till combined. Rolled them into small cake balls, coated with melted chocolate then rolled with hundreds and thousands, toasted crushed almond, coconut flakes, chocolate rice and oreo crumbs. I even wrapped a small teaspoon of dulce de leche inside some of the cake balls to make it more sinful :P.
These treats were well received by my family. I freeze the frosted mini cakes in the freezer, the oreo cream tasted like ice cream. The cake is soft, fluffy and when paired up with the rich but not too sweet oreo cream, it tasted heavenly. The mini layer cakes were gone very fast, dear sister kept "complaining" to me that the cakes were too yummy that made her can't stop eating. For the chocolate cake balls, it tasted a bit compact. So this became slow moving product as compared to the mini layer cakes. I will definitely make this cake again if I am able to master well on swiss roll! If you are interested to bake the oreo swiss roll, pls hop over Honey Bee Sweets' blog for the recipe.