Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Heart Cooking Clubs : Happy Days with Jamie ! Black Forest Swiss Roll

Ciao ! I don't think it is only because I'm dieting but such a dessert can brighten any day...
I got the recipe from 'Cook With Jamie', I love all Jamie's cookbooks he fills them with such a love for good food .

I made the roll for dinner yesterday night, I had cooked lots of different things but as my father loved to say 'dessert it's like when the major enters in a very crowded Sunday church : in a way or the other he always finds the best spot !'
Please take some time to enjoy all the other happy recipes.

Black Forest Swiss Roll (Cook with Jamie by Jamie Oliver)

4 eggs
4½oz caster sugar
2¼ butter, melted
3½ozplain flour, sifted
1oz cocoa powder, sifted
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
3tbsp caster sugar
400g tin of black cherries in syrup
100g dried sour cherries
350ml double cream
100g dark chocolate

1. With an electric mixer beat together the eggs and sugar until a thick ribbon stage is reached i.e. when you lift the beaters out you should be able to leave a ribbon trail over the mix that does not immediately disappear.
2. Carefully in the melted butter then fold in the flour and cocoa powder. Fill a lined Swiss roll tin (25x35cm) with the mix and bake for 15 mins at 180°C
3. For the cherry filling, warm the orange juice and zest until the sugar is dissolved. At this point add all the cherries and cook for 5 mins.
4. Leave to cool, strain the cherries and return the liquid to the pan. Reduce the liquor to a thin syrupy consistency.
5. For the chocolate filling, bring 100ml cream to the boil. As soon as it starts bubbling, take off the heat and gently stir in the chocolate pieces. Mix to a uniform consistency and leave to cool.
6. Whip the remaining cream to stiff peaks.
7. To construct the Swiss roll, brush the sponge with the syrup. Next, spread the chocolate cream over the cake, followed by the cream. Finally top with the cherries.
8. Using the greaseproof paper roll the cake over. Chill, wrapped in the paper, until ready to slice.


Claudia said...

In the past year, my family has fallen in love with Jamie Oliver's cooking. All so fresh! Although I am (still) dieting, this is a dessert I wouold fall off the wagon for - and I do make sure I have a calorie-laden dessert every week to stave away deprivations. All those cherries, chocolate and cream - who could resist?

girlichef said...

I have never made a Swiss Roll before, but I may have to change that sometime over the next six months...this sounds so good!

Kim said...

What a decadent and beautiful dessert Natalia! I would be very happy with a slice of this.

ARLENE said...

The cherries with the chocolate is always a favorite and a Swiss roll is a great way to showcase it.

Mélodie said...

I am so impressed! I don't bake so that someone can do something like that is awesome.

Ça a l'air délicieux.

Deb in Hawaii said...

My favorite childhood cake is my Mom's variation on the Swiss Roll. This looks delicious and would make me very happy. ;-)

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious Natalia - glad your Dad liked it.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I've never made a Swiss roll either - this would certainly make me happy!

Monica said...

Brava Natalia ! anche io tento di stare a dieta.....baci

Ivy said...

This looks scrumptious. I haven't made a Swiss roll in ages and love the idea of black forest filling.