Peppermint Swiss Roll
I’m not a fan of tart!
So when Jarryd asked for peppermint tart, I searched the web to find the best alternative to tart and this is what I have come up with. I doubt this is what he had in mind, but it came out delicious, not too sweet, and super easy to make.
Course: dessert, but of course you can eat it anytime of the day.
Cooking time: 20 min or until golden brown.
1 cup castor sugar
4 large eggs separated
1 teaspoon vanilla essence/paste
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup cold water
Castor sugar to roll for sugar crust or for a variation try coconut shavings
Peppermint crisp filling:
250 ml cream
1x 397g tin of caramel treat
1 large dark chocolate, mint flavoured (I used dark, because I didn’t want it too sweet, however you can use any chocolate you want)
I don’t own a blender or mixer – I did this by hand – and yes it is possible!
- In a mixing bowl, mix castor sugar and egg yolks until creamy.
Add vanilla essence and mix.
Add a little bit of water to the mixture.
- In a different mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add to the sugar and egg mixture and mix well.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the batter, adding the rest of the cold water. Fold until just incorporated.
- Pour batter into pan and bake for 20 min at 180°C.
For the peppermint crisp filling:
- Beat the cream until stiff.
- Place the caramel treat into a bowl and mix with a fork, making sure the caramel treat is lump free.
- Grate the peppermint crisp chocolate and mix into the caramel
- Mix the caramel and whipped cream together.
Now for the fun part!
- When it’s ready to come out the oven, prepare a kitchen cloth by sprinkling a layer of castor sugar or coconut on the towel. If you don’t have a kitchen towel, I used a sheet of baking paper instead. It works just as well.
- Tip the swiss-roll face first onto the cloth.
- Cut off the sides to make a perfect square.
- Roll the swiss-roll into a long tube like shape. And yes, you’re supposed to roll the cake mixture and towel together.
- Let it cool.
- Unroll, add fillings. Tip: Your fillings should be put on thick as the mixture will ooze out.