Strawberry and Elderflower Swiss Roll




3 eggs, at room temperature
100g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
1tbsp milk


300g strawberries
100mls double cream
100g full fat cream cheese
3tbsp icing sugar
2tbsp elderflower cordial


Pre heat the oven to 190C

1 – Place the caster sugar and eggs in a large glass bowl.
2 – Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and begin to whisk.
3 – Whisk the eggs and caster sugar until it becomes thick and leaves a trail when you lift the whisk, be warned this will take a good 10 minutes of whisking!
4 – Remove the bowl from the heat and continue to whisk the mixture for a further 2 minutes.
5 – Sift in one third of the self raising flour and gently fold in.
6 – Repeat until all of the flour has been added.
7 – Mix in the milk and gently mix until you have a smooth mixture.
8 – Pour the mixture into a lined Swiss roll tin or deep baking tray and place in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 12 minutes.
9 – While the cake is baking prepare the surface for the cake to cool by placing a clean, damp tea towel on the side, put some baking paper on top and sprinkle with caster sugar.
10 – Remove the cake from the tin and place on top of the baking paper, remove the baking paper from the base of the cooked cake, place a fresh piece over it and put the warm baking tin over the top. This will ensure that the sponge does not dry out. Leave to cool completely.
11 – When the cake has cooled prepare the filling by whisking the cream, cream cheese and icing sugar together.
12 – Mix in the elderflower cordial.
13 – Using a pallet knife spread a layer of the cream mixture on the sponge.
14 – Lay the sliced strawberries over the cream, leaving an edge free of strawberries for the joining seal.
15 – Roll the sponge toward the side with the strawberry free edge, once rolled sprinkle with icing sugar.
This is delicious summer Swiss roll, perfect for a warm summers treat!



This recipe is by Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe.

Kirsty is a stay at home mum and housewife with a 9 year old boy and 2 year old boy/girl twins.  Her blog, Hijacked By Twins,  is about her love of baking and cooking along with stories about her manic life raising twins.

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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