In the 10 years since I started blogging, I’ve had the joy of sharing a few roulade recipes. Its definitely a favourite type of bake for me and somehow they tend to turn out well. I’ve shared a Toffee & Pecan Roulade and a Gingerbread with Lemon Cream Roulade (Tip: This might be handy for next week’s Great British Bake Off!) This week’s Great British Bake Off was Dessert Week with the signature bake being a Roulade. This is the meringue version which can be a lot more temperamental than a Swiss Roll, sometimes known as a Roulade. I definitely didn’t fancy making a blancmange (Still mentally scarred after tasting it as a child) & knew my schedule for the week didn’t allow a melting chocolate dome showstopper. So, roulade it was and a Toasted Coconut & Passion Fruit Roulade at that.
The super sweet nature of the meringue roulade can sometimes be a little too sweet so a sharp, tangy filling fits perfectly. I adore passion fruit and knew they marry so well with coconut. I like to toast coconut slightly in baking for a more mellow taste – I also use a desiccated coconut from the world foods aisle as the flakes are finer. Once you hit 40, desiccated coconut is no friend of the gaps in your teeth!
The rolling of the roulade is the most scary part but I don’t mind a couple of cracks. I’m not even that bothered how clear my swirl is although luckily on this occasion, I could make it out. The Roulade is best eaten within 12 hours but if you can wait for around 6 hours it definitely helps the flavours. Whatever, just make it and enjoy it!
Bake of the Week #GBBOBakeoftheWeek
We are well into the swing of our baking linky along with each week of The Great British Bake Off. Me & Jenny from Mummy Mishaps are co-hosting this year’s linky where we invite all bakers to bake along with the theme for that week. The linky opens after the show finishes and closes the following Monday. We publish the roundup on the Tuesday (except I’m late this week due to rubbish internet problems). Every entry gets shared across our social media channels and has a link and pic in the roundup.
Great to see that the dreaded Bread week didn’t put people off getting back into their kitchens. I was so impressed by all the different combinations of sweet bread rolls.
Jenny and myself have chosen Jacqueline from Recipes Made Easy for her traditional Chelsea Buns for our Star Baker. It was our hardest week to date for deciding our Star Baker though – So many fantastic bakes.
With thanks to:Stacey and her Sticky Cinnamon and Walnut Breakfast Buns
Jacqueline’s Traditional Chelsea Buns
Rebecca’s Lemon Marmalade Chelsea Buns
Louise’s Chelsea Bun Tear and Share
Jen’s Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls
Shell Louise’s Naan with Garlic Ghee
Jenny’s Double Chocolate and Cherry Buns
Anca’s Coconut Mango Chelsea Buns
Don’t forget we have the chance to win an amazing Sage Appliances, The Bakery Boss worth almost £400. This will be awarded to one of our lovely bakers at the end of the GBBO series. All you have to do is enter the linky 3 times (including the final week) and use the hashtags #GBBOBakeoftheWeek and #GBBOBloggers2018 aswell as linking to Jenny (http://mummymishaps.co.uk) and my blog (https://casacostello.com)
It would be great if you tagged @SageAppliances in when sharing your bakes on social media.
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