Yes the orange baubles are back again! We haven’t got an awful lot of Christmas decorations down from the loft yet so these are the only Christmassy thing hanging around. Pretty safe to say, they are not going to be fit for hanging on the tree now! Anyway, back to the baking – I suppose this Roulade is just as suitable for autumn as it is Christmas. The spice mixture has a kick – I wanted a proper contrast between the ginger sponge and the lemon cream filling.
I’ve talked before about how useful Roulades are when you need a quick bake – This cake came out of the oven as I was getting ready to leave the house on the school run. Therefore, by the time I got back, it had set a little too much for rolling properly. Tip of the day: If you don’t want a cracked roulade, roll up when it is still warm out of the oven, unravel and then leave to cool before putting your filling in.
Anyway, I’ve never let a few cracks spoil my enjoyment of a cake and I’m pleased to say, this is absolutely delicious.
Obviously, its not compulsory to pop all your Christmas decorations on top of your cake. I also cut off a slim sliver at the end of the cake and crumbled it up to make decorations on top of the cream.
Many Thanks to Jenny who hosted last week’s #BakeoftheWeek with her incredible Jammy Dodger Funfetti Sprinkles Cake. Lovely to see that some bakers continued to join in with the new way of us both alternating #BakeoftheWeek.
Another hard time picking my featured bake but in the end, it was Procrastibake’s Vanilla Pecan Pie Cheesecake that I couldn’t get out of my mind. Such rich looking textures and I can almost feel the crunch of those nuts! Head over to Mummy Mishaps to see who Jenny chose as her featured bake for this week too.
Thanks as always to everyone else who joined in – I’m still getting around to sharing and commenting on all your entries but will get there. I’m off to Hungary with Millie tomorrow who is competing in the Hungarian Synchronised Swimming Open. Never thought this synchro lark would get my travelling to Hungary, never mind twice in a year!
1. A super pretty Chinese Swiss Roll from Et Speaks From Home
2. Chocolate Orange Meringue Nests from A Strong Coffee
3. Gluten Free Sun Dried Tomato, Parmesan & Walnut Puffs from the GF Alchemist
4. White Chocolate Banana Bread from Clare Justine
5. Another autumnal masterpiece from Only Crumbs Remain with her Pear & Chocolate Spice Cake
6. Find out more about Krantz cakes with Cook Style’s version.
7. Super rich Choccy Scoffy Brownies from Wishful Winderings
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