Strawberry Roulade

Ingredients for Swiss Roll:

  • 3 free range eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g plain flour


  • 18 strawberries: chopped.
  • 350ml cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp icing sugar.

Stock syrup:

  • 50% water
  • 50% sugar
  • optional: start anise, lemon zest, etc.
  • Process: In a sauce pan, mix water and sugar, then heat up until boiling, then simmer.

Straberry dressing:

  • 380g straberries (can be frozen)
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1 lemon juice

Overall Process:

  • Preheat oven at 175C
  • In a tray of aprox 40cm x 25cm, cut a piece of baking paper of the same size.
  • Then cut a diagonal in each corner of the paper with scissors

  • Butter the tray, put the paper, then trimmer above 1cm on the borders.
  • Butter the paper again and pour some flour and smack the tray to produce an anti-stick layer.
  • Using a mixing-machine (something I dont have at home….) put the sugar and eggs. Mix until 4 times in size!! They need to become a white and dense cream.
  • Sieve the flour in a bowl. Twice if possible.
  • Once the egg mix is ready, fold the flour slowly like 1/3 at each time, you want to keep the air bubbles! Use a spatula.
  • Pour the mix on the tray. Bake for 6 minutes aprox at 175C. It should spring the surface when you poke it with a finger.
  • Let it cool down for a bit.
  • Spread a kitchen towel on your work surface and dust it with plenty of sugar. Dont use baking paper or similar!
  • Put the sponge on the towel and remove the paper carefully.
  • Cut the edges with a serrated knife.
  • This is the most difficult step, you need to roll the sponge using the towel to keep it tight but without breaking the sponge! Make a line on the bottom of the sponge to help you roll it up
  • once the sponge is rolled, be sure it is tight the kitchen towel. Let it rest.
  • Prepare your stock syrup.
  • Chop the straberries.
  • Prepare the cream. Whisk by hand in a bowl the cream, sugar and vanilla. Until solid but not peaks.
  • Unroll the sponge, and brush some stock syrup on it.
  • Add chopped straberries.
  • Spread the cream on top of the strawberries.
  • Roll again the sponge, be careful!!! Using the towel.
  • With a clean knife, cut both ends and then start cutting pieces (cleaning each time the knife)

  • Optionally, you can prepare a strawberry syrup. In a blender put the straberries, icing sugar and lemon juice.
  • Decoration. With the leftover cream and a piping bag, you can decorate each slice with a cream dollop and some pieces of strawberry. Using the strawberry syrup, and a sign.

To be honest the sponge was very nice and not super sweet. The cream doesnt have much sugar and the strawberry give it a fresh bite.