Monday, 10 October 2016

Chocolate & Orange Roulade #GBBOBloggers2016 - Week 7

After missing a week of the #GBBOBloggers2016 I am back!  Baking proved quite difficult sitting down and after a roulade failure on Sunday, I decided to try again today.  This week I went with the Signature Challenge of a Family Sized Roulade and just had to use chocolate and orange as they are some of my favourite flavours. I also used Mary Berry's recipe for the roulade sponge.

Chocolate & Orange Roulade
175g dark chocolate
6 eggs
175g caster sugar

1 small tin mandarin oranges
40g caster sugar
Rind and juice of 1 lime
1 small carton double cream

1.  Separate the egg yolks from the white and put in different bowls.
2.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4.
3.  Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water.
4.  Mix the egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy.
5.  Once the chocolate as melted leave to cool.
6.  Whisk the egg whites until they form peaks.
7.  Mix the chocolate in with the egg yolks and sugar mixture.
8.  Fold the egg whites in to the chocolate mixture being careful not to flatten the air you have put in to the whites.
9.  Place in a greased and lined swiss roll tin and bake in the middle of the oven for around 20 minutes.
10.  Once cooked turn out on to a piece of baking parchment sprinkled with caster sugar.

10.  To make the filling add the tin of drained mandarin oranges to the caster sugar, juice and rind of the lime and simmer until the liquid is reduced.  Leave to cool.
11.  Whisk the double cream until it is thick and spreadable.
12.  Spoon the orange syrup over the cake and spread evenly.
13.  Spread the double cream over the cake with orange syrup.
14.  Gently roll up the swiss roll (and hopefully you will achieve a spiral).

Decorate with candied orange, chocolate swirls and a dusting of icing sugar.

Once again I am linking up with the #GBBOBloggers 2016 at Mummy Mishaps.  I can't wait to visit everyone's bakes after missing a week.

Mummy Mishaps


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Sis, I have now collapsed on sofa with a coffee and piece of roulade xx

  2. It looks brilliant Cathy, well done. I bet it tastes amazing! Love chocolate orange

    1. Thanks Lucy, it did taste rather good x

  3. i love chocolate and orange in a dessert (or chocolate) so this really appeals to me! It looks so good too. yummy! thank you for managing to bake given your circumstances Cathy xx

    1. No problem Jenny, just glad my second bake worked :) x

  4. Oh wow this looks amazing, I can almost smell it!! YUM! I wish I had more time to bake! :)

  5. oh I do like a roulade.. Was that a soft, gooey, creamy version of a chocolate orange? Cos it surely looks like it was!

  6. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing

  7. This looks delicious and would make the perfect dessert on Christmas Day. I'm the only one in my family who likes Christmas pudding!

  8. Ooooh this looks and sounds delicious, I love the flavour combination x