On Wednesday the Great British Bake off started again. I have to admit, one of my favourite programmes.
We were out on Wednesday so I recorded it and watched it on Thursday with the kids.
S was quite interested.
He has never been interested in cooking or baking before.
Unlike C, she is always interested.
Over the last few weeks S has been helping more in the kitchen and has started making cups of coffee for myself and his dad.
Then watching the bake off he said 'can we make a swiss roll'
I was quite surprised.
So of course we could make one, and he could lead (or be the head chef) and I would just guide.
The flavour combination was his own.
Here is what he made
Lemon, honey and vanilla Swiss roll.
Swiss roll - we used the recipe from the BBC food website you can see the full recipe here
For the Swiss roll 3 free-range eggs 75g/3oz golden caster sugar 75g/3oz self-raising flour
For the filling Jar of lemon curd 150 ml double cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons honey
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
Grease and line a baking tray 23cm x 30cm.
Whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
Fold in the flour and carefully spoon the mixture into the tin.
Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until light and springy to the touch.
Remove from the oven, roll the sponge whilst still warm to reduce the possibility of the swiss roll cracking.
Whilst the swiss roll is cooling, mix the filling - take the cream, honey and vanilla extract and whisk together in a bowl until stiff.
When the sponge is cool, unroll the swiss roll and spread on the lemon curd and then the cream mixture onto the sponge.
Roll up the swiss roll.
Top with more honey.
And that is his swiss roll.
The flavour combination is lovely.