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Swiss Roll Recipe


Veg CD CBF DP British 35mins plus cooling

This is a traditional Swiss roll recipe at its most simple. Light airy sponge spread with jam then rolled up.


Serves 8

Prep & Cook Time:

 35 minutes

Recipe Tags:   Cold  Vegetarian Fruit Cake Cakes Baked Fayre  Teatime Britain Europe


3 Eggs
175g/6oz Caster Sugar
50g/2oz Plain Flour
1 teasp Baking Powder
For the filling Approx 8 tbsp Jam



1.  Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7 and line a Swiss roll tin with greaseproof paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs together with 100g/4oz of the sugar, until the mixture is pale and thick. Mix together the flour and baking powder then add to the bowl with the eggs and mix well.

3. Thinly spread the mixture in the tin, levelling the surface with a palette knife. Bake in the oven for 6-7 minutes until golden.

4. Sprinkle the top with the remaining sugar then invert onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. Cool on a wire rack.


5. Once cold, spread evenly with the jam then very gently roll up from one of the short ends. Transfer to a serving platter seam-side down.

End of instructions



Tips, Options and Substitutions


Use whatever flavour jam you prefer - strawberry, raspberry, plum

Substitute the jam with marmalade or butter cream

To make it extra special fill with fresh cream and fresh fruit and dust with icing sugar


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Mixing bowl

Wooden Spoon

Swiss Roll tin

Greaseproof Paper


Main equipment required to make this recipe


Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack

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