Arctic Roll

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An Arctic roll is a British dessert made of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a thin layer of sponge cake to form a roll, with a layer of raspberry jam between the sponge and the ice cream. This time, to give a different twist to the recipe, I have decorated the sponge cake with a very easy technique, using a cake decorating mat But you can decorate the cake roll without this mat, as well, just piping the decorations with a common piping bag. You can see an step by step guide in this post: how to decorate a cake, step by step

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{Arctic Roll}

Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Total: 25 min plus freezing time
Yield: 8

difficulty: suitable for all audiences (unless you are naturally blonde)

Ingredients :

For the filling:

1 lde vanilla icecream
2-4 tablespoons de strawberry or any other berry jam

For decorating the roll:

1 egg white
20 g de cocoa powder
20 g flour
30 g sugar
30 g butter

You can substitute cocoa powder with flour and add a few drops of food colouring

For the swiss roll:

4 eggs
120 g flour
120 g sugar
1 pinch of salt

Soften ice cream slightly and place onto a sheet of baking parchment, then roll up, mould into a sausage and freeze until solid.

Then start preparing the decorative mixture. Mix all ingredients together and pour over a decorative sheet like these ones, filling
all the gaps, or alternatively use a piping bag to pipe your own design on a paper parchment. You can pipe flowers, hearts, geometrical designs… Take to the freezer for 15 minutes, whilst you go on preparing the swiss roll. You can see an example how I did this manually here

Preheat the oven to 170 º C/375F . Place the eggs and sugar into a bowl and whisk until very light, fluffy and thickened. Sift the flour over the mixture and fold in carefully. Take the decorated paste out of the freezer, line a Swiss roll tin with the decorated baking parchment. Pour mixture into the lined tin and smooth with a spatula until evenly spread out. Bake the sponge for 10 minutes. Turn the sponge out onto the parchment paper, then peel off the parchment on the bottom of the sponge. Roll leaving the design outside, and set aside to cool slightly. Place the ice cream cylinder along the long side of the sponge, then using the parchment paper underneath, roll up the sponge so the ice cream is encased in sponge. Freeze for 24 hours. Roll the sponge off the parchment and cut into slices to serve

Decorative paste recipe by Amuses Bouche

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Autora : Sandeea Cocina

10 Comments a “Arctic Roll”

  1. 23 July 2012, 12:17 pm - Emil

    This roll is sooo beautiful, the decoration makes it too good to eat. :-)

  2. 10 December 2012, 11:30 am - Hala

    What is de in measurement??

  3. 30 November 2013, 2:49 pm - Donna McClure

    What does g stand for. Is that the same as cup?

  4. 23 March 2014, 5:45 am - Meghan

    Hello! Your cakes are beautiful! Can you tell me how you made such a perfect design? Did you use a stensil? What kind works best? Thank you!

  5. 7 May 2016, 5:48 pm - Rebecca

    This look so awesome but what does lde stand for, for the ice cream

  6. 5 July 2016, 1:16 am - Angela

    De just means of

  7. 5 July 2016, 1:17 am - Angela

    Litre of

  8. 5 July 2016, 1:18 am - Angela

    g stands for grams

  9. 15 January 2017, 4:57 pm - Calvin

    G is grams. Many bakers weigh ingredients rather than using volume measurements due to the increased accuracy of weight versus volume.

  10. 15 January 2017, 5:01 pm - Calvin

    That intricate design was probably achieved using a rubber mold or the like. Some pastry chefs are just that good at free handing stuff like this but for results without hours and hours of practice i’d go with the molds! They’re usually quite affordable and easy to use.

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