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.
Posted by Bakericious at 9:30 AM
Labels: Chocolate, Chocolate Cake
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nice turn about jess these minis look awfully cute =)ReplyDelete
hahaha me also phobia with swiss roll, so i seldom attempt on it....ReplyDelete
If you hadn't explain the pics, nobody would know that they were supposed to be a swiss roll. Anyway the 'rescue' turned out a good, delicious treat!ReplyDelete
I can't believe those little balls were slow moving - they wouldn't have been if you had me around. Good work on saving your cake and turning it into those delicious treats.ReplyDelete
I love these! They are so small that I think I would have a tough time stopping eating them! The decorations are very cute too.ReplyDelete
Wohahahaha!!! You really had me at the first pic. I thought, eh, not swiss roll meh?ReplyDelete
It's really creative of you to turn one swiss roll into all these.
Yeah, compact stuff is harder to move in our culture. Soft stuff dissapears in a blink of the eye. hahaha.
Even if the swiss roll cracked, they still look so delicious! The sponge layer is so soft and fluffy!ReplyDelete
The mini cake balls are brilliant!!! Look so tempting.ReplyDelete
That's real creativity to turn swiss roll into chocolate balls :D Looks very delicious. I think I can't stop eating, too...haha. I need to learn from you!ReplyDelete
How clever and innovative! I bet your new creation tastes really good, cos they look really delish!ReplyDelete
Good thinking Jess, although the cake did not turn out as what you hoped for, it's still yummy good right? I remember the first few times when I attempt to make Swiss roll, it always crack. I have to say it's just like chiffon, it's needs some practice. But applause for your good try, I am sure you can make a lovely Swiss roll soon. Perhaps got time you can pop over my place, we can make one together. :) BtW, how is the moonies?ReplyDelete
I like the assorted cake ball. Would love to have some rum added.ReplyDelete
Kudos for your creativity.
What a creativity! With just one recipe, you create into different kind of cakes. Well done!ReplyDelete
For swissroll, don't just give up, this is only your 1st attempt, practise makes perfect :)
love those little cuttiesReplyDelete
aawww.. well at least u made them into something else.. U can try rolling them when it's still warm, then let it's shape set till its cool. It's easier to roll it back after u've put in the filling.ReplyDelete
I hardly make swiss roll as I always have problem rolling it up. Is either too dry or cracks up on me. That is a very creative ways to make good to a failed attempt :)ReplyDelete
Good morning Jess, what a lovely day to start of with.... Oreo swiss roll! Hmm... am drooling here! Just taken my breakfast. haha.... Hope you will enjoy your day.ReplyDelete
Great save for your cake! I think what you ended up with looks fantastic. You'd get no complaints here!ReplyDelete
Peng, you are phobia too? oh cant believe cos you bake so well!
Linda, they prefer soft and fluffy cake which the chocolate balls are a bit too compact. Anyway they still finished all :P.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cookie Sleuth.
Hahaha.. so I tricked you, Wendy, Thanks and I agreed with you, even for me I also prefer soft and fluffy cakes.
Thanks HHB. Yes the sponge cake still tasted soft and fluffy just like cracked terribly, not sure it was under or over baked.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mary. I need to learn a lot from you too :).
Thanks Nel. Yes, cos the cake itself is delicious :).ReplyDelete
Thanks Angel. Oh now I reminded me, I actually rum for some of the chocolate rum too hahaha...
Thanks DG.I am not giving up swiss roll making, in fact I just baked one :P.
Bee Bee, yes the cake and the cream are very yummy. I agree with you, chiffon and sponge cake are just too sensitive to handle.ReplyDelete
I just baked another swiss roll, although not totally successful.
Thanks in advance for your invitation, I will sure pop over your place one day to ask for help :).
The moonies are yummy! Initially I thought of just eating a small slice cos of weight watching but at the end, I finished all hahaha...
Thanks Swee San for the tips.
Oh ICook4Fun, you have this prob too? Thanks for your compliments :).
Thanks Kristy :).ReplyDelete
Fabulous first attempt! Have a great weekend! :)ReplyDelete
It's a clever idea of presenting a cake with cracks~ Should take note once I have to save any cakes like your situation.ReplyDelete
Well done Jess, smart idea ^_^ReplyDelete
These sound delicious Jess. It's a shame they didn't turn out as you hoped. You made a great recovery. I hope you are having a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
I love your blog!ReplyDelete
This looks so delicious!
Have a nice time!
I thought that is very unique. You are so creative.ReplyDelete
Jess, you really fully 'utilized' the cake :) I like the cute little cake balls, look so yummy！ReplyDelete
I don't think I'd have the confidence to try that either, but the little guys you made look mighty delicious!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment on Chef Dennis’ site. Glad you enjoyed the recipes. Feel free to head on over to my blog for other recipes: http://www.athoughtforfood.net.
Good attempt. :p Glad that you tried it again. We usually don't give up, do we? Sometimes, it's only through failures, we learn to be even better. Actually yours wasn't a failure. Your mini cakes and the cake balls looks really good. Good for you to be so creative. :)
Swiss roll was the first cake I learnt to bake at home =) My mother taught me how to make it but then I kept on making all these stupid mistakes and it turned out really flat and didn't taste too great....=SReplyDelete
So if yours tasted great, it counts as a success to me! haha...
It looks delicious =D I just want to grab one of those balls and pop them into my mouth right now!
You're so creative Jess. I would like to name this as Oreo Truffle instead...hahaaa..ReplyDelete
I like these petits fours...and they are perfect for portion control too.ReplyDelete
Jess, don't give up! Many times my swiss roll also turned into rum balls. It takes practise and i'm in to try again. Let's give it a shot again yah ;)ReplyDelete
However, these little cake balls look really mouth-watering with all the different coating. Children will especially love this.
Thanks 3 hungry tummies and have a great weekend to you too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Christine :).
Thanks Paula for dropping by, do come back again :).
Thanks Tigerfish :).
Thanks Brian.I will definitely visit your blog, wait for me I am coming soon :).
Thanks Jane. Ya we have never die spirit hahaha...
Von, it is so nice that have someone to teach you! Do try again and you are in steps to success. I tried again after this failure, thou 2nd time still not perfect but to me is so called a success so dun give up ok.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ann and also for the name of these chocolate balls :).
Thanks Jessie. No I will nvr give up :). In fact I baked swiss roll again, not perfect but to me is considered success :).
Ya I also think that children will love this but not my daughter leh. Funny right, she love soft and fluffy cake so she enjoyed the mini layer cakes more :P
This sounds great. I'm definitely going to try them for my sister, another big fan of Swiss cake rolls.ReplyDelete
I like your blog. Full of tasty fun. Thanks!
Love those mini cakes!!!ReplyDelete
my wife keeps telling me to stop licking my computer screen.....I want a piece of that gorgeous cake so bad, and a few of those cake balls too!!ReplyDelete
I don't care if you thought it looked messy, to me it looked positively delicious!!!
Oh Chef Dennis, you never fail to brighten my day. Thanks so much :).
Hi Jess, your mini swiss roll balls are very cute :DReplyDelete
Oh, great save! I'm glad you were able to quickly improvise and make the cake look so good. The cake balls remind me of Bakerella's cake pops.ReplyDelete