When I Tried to Make a Swiss Role #Fail

So I thought it would be really easy but I was surprised with my turnout. I’m not sure if it was not whisked enough or may be too much and the mixture was kind of stiff, then after I took it from the oven the cake wasn’t moist or soft enough to role at ease without it cracking along the sides. 

Baking is so much fun and it is all about trial and error so if it doesn’t turn out amazing the first time try again until you get it right or are at least proud of what you have made/done. This kind of applies to any situation in life basically never give up and keep trying. 

I will definitely try to bake a swiss roll again but I think I’ll use a different recipe 🙂 Happy Baking!! 

I used the recipe from http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/swiss-roll/

Jammie Stars

I’ve did a similar recipe previously but the biscuits were peanut butter flavoured, whereas these biscuits are a typical biscuit recipe. Since we don’t need the egg whites you can use it for a nose mask adding a little lemon juice and apply using tissue 😀

Makes 15

Ingredients
225g butter
140g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
280g plain flour
5 tbsp strawberry jam

Method
1. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix well, beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Next sift in the flour and stir until the mixture forms a dough. Then wrap in cling film and leave in the forms fridge for 1 hour.

2. After the hour, set the oven to gas mark 5 and line 2 trays with parchment paper. Unwrap the dough and roll out to 5mm thick. Use cutters to cut out the biscuits and a smaller cutter for the star shape. Make equal amounts of the top and bottom of the Jammie Stars.

3. Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes and leave to cool down. Once cool spread with jam on the bottom biscuit and place the top biscuit on top.


You could use any flavoured jam of your choice or use chocolate spread!! They look so magical :O

Strawberry Swirl Cupcakes

I’ve been getting into baking cupcakes a lot recently because they’re so simple to make and you get to design them however you like.

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I tried to make some with a strawberry jam center but it just sank to the bottom, I think I made the holes too deep.

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* when making the holes spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases then get a small bowl of warm water and dip your fingers into the water to make the holes in the cupcakes.

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Add some jam into the holes then cover with more of the mixture.

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The strawberry swirls turned out perfect 🙂 once you’ve spooned in the mixture put some jam on top and do circle motions in the middle using a cocktail stick.

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