Eat like a German - German Recipe:
Strawberry Cream Roll

Strawberry Cream Roll
Strawberry cream roll
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Serves: 12 people

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A Swiss roll or jelly roll is a type of sponge cake roll. The thin cake is made of eggs, flour and sugar and baked in a very shallow rectangular baking tray, called a sheet pan. The cake is removed from the pan and spread with jam or buttercream, rolled up, and served in circular slices.

The origins of the term "Swiss" roll are unclear and the cake originated in Central Europe and not Switzerland. It is a traditional German, Hungarian and probably Austrian type of cake. The shape of the Swiss roll has inspired usage of the term as a descriptive term in other fields, such as in optics.

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  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 4 Tbp hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/8 cup cake flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 400ml whipping (heavy) cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (or more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 Pck of Strawberries (about a pound)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small bowl beat egg whites until stiff but not dry and set aside. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the hot water until real creamy. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla, and mix well ( I mix it for about 8-10 min). Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the sifted flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture. Fold in the egg whites into the egg mixture and pour the batter into a 15 by 10 by 1-inch jelly roll pan lined with waxed paper I use alu foil. it works just as well). Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cake is golden.

Loosen edges of cake, invert cake onto a towel dusted with sugar. Gently peel wax paper off cake. Trim 1/4-inch of hard crust off each long side of the jelly roll cake. Begin with the narrow side and roll the cake and towel up together. Cool cake on rack, seam side down, for 10 to 15 minutes. (I roll it up from the long side, it makes a smaller slice, and yields more servings)

Once cake has cooled, gently unroll and spread cake with whipped heavy cream, cover with sliced strawberries, roll it up again, spread reminding whipping cream on top, and garnish with strawberries.

Instead of strawberries, you can use other fruits, like raspberries, canned an drained pineapple, mandarin oranges etc.

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