This week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge is Mary Berry’s Ultimate Chocolate Roulade. The roulade is made without flour so is very light but was quite rich in chocolate flavour. I added raspberries to the cream filling as Mary suggests in her book, 100 Cakes and Bakes, and the fruit added a lovely sharpness to complement the rich sweetness. The roulade itself was simple to prepare and baked in a Swiss roll tin. In the book Mary says you should leave the baked roulade overnight in the tin, covered with a cooling rack and a damp tea towel. I wasn’t really sure why it had to be left overnight and noticed that the recipe is shown on bbc.co.uk recipes without this recommendation so who knows? http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chocolate_roulade_79152
Overall, the recipe was easy to follow and the result was delicious although possibly not one of my favourites as I found it a little too rich. Mine looks a little messy compared to Mary’s lovely, neatly rolled roulade picture in her book but this didn’t deter my tasters who demolished it pretty quickly!
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