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Cake Roll with Lemon Whipped Cream

Cake Roll with Lemon Whipped Cream

This cake roll is light and refreshing thanks to the lemon whipped cream filling. I find the rolling part is fun. If rolling up the large cake size is too intimidating for you, cut the sheet cake in half then roll them up separately. This way it’ll be much easier to handle, plus you’ll have two cake rolls instead of one!
Cake Roll with Lemon Whipped Cream

Cake Roll with Lemon Whipped Cream

Cake Roll with Lemon Whipped Cream (makes 16-18 slices, 1-inch thickness each)

Ingredients:

Egg yolk mixture:
7 egg yolks
4 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plus 5 tbsp cake flour
4 tsp hot water

Egg white mixture:
7 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
6 tbsp sugar

Lemon Whipped Cream (whip cream and powder sugar first, add lemon juice then whip a little more to blend. Can be made ahead and keep chill in the fridge ):
1 cup whipping cream
5-6 tbsp powder sugar
4-5 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Method:

  1. Line a large baking pan (12″ x 17″ x 1″) with parchment paper. Position oven rack at upper half of the oven (about 1/3 to the oven top). Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Add egg yolks to a large mixing bowl. Use a ballon whisk to break the yolks before adding sugar (this will prevent sugar from sticking to the surface of the yolks and ensure dissolving of sugar). Whisk vigorously until it turns fluffy, pale yellow looking and increases in volume, several minutes.
  3. Add oil, milk and salt. Whisk again to blend well.
  4. Sift in cake flour in 3 batches. After each addition, whisk to combine until no dry flour and the batter is smooth. Use ballon whisk to scrap off flour on the side of the bowl. Add hot water and mix well.
  5. Whip egg whites in a separate clean mixing bowl on high speed, until bubbles are small and no visible clear egg whites. Add cream of tartar and continue whipping on high speed until the mixture turns white completely. Add in sugar, one tbsp at a time, and use a spatula to scrap down the bowl. Continue whipping on high speed to a “sheen” stage, then reduce to low speed for another 1-2 minutes (to remove any big bubbles, thus produces a more delicate fine texture). The egg whites is ready when it has a soft peak (soft curl at the tip when lifted the whisk).
  6. Gently fold in 1/3 of whipped egg whites to the yolk mixture, turning the bowl while folding in the egg whites, until all blended. Do not over work or you will burst all the air bubbles and result in dense cake. Gently fold in another 1/3 of egg whites. The batter should be lighter now. Pour yolk mixture to egg whites bowl. Fold in gently until all incorporated.
  7. Pour batter onto baking pan ad spread evenly with a spatula. Slightly drop pan on a surface a couple of times to remove any big bubbles. Bake in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
  8. Remove cake from the oven, then slightly drop pan a couple times. Transfer cake with parchment paper onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Prepare a sheet of parchment paper larger than the cake size. Put it on top of cake then flip cake upside down. Carefully peel off the liner paper. Spread lemon whipped cream evenly on the cake, then roll up like a jelly roll lengthwise. Wrap up the roll with the large parchment paper and chill for at least 2 hours. Make sure the seal side faced down.
  10. Cut cake roll to 1-inch thickness and serve. Sprinkle powder sugar if desired.

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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

First, my apology for no picture posted in this entry… yes and again, I was rushing out the door for the party and forgot to take a picture of the dessert! I will update the blog with a picture when I make it next time as there’s still some marcapone cheese left in my fridge.

*** 12/31/2010 update: I posted the picture and also included the recipe for a smaller 9×9 inch square glass pan. Check the recipe below.***

With Christmas around the corner there is always a party in someone’s house. This is one of the dishes I brought to the holiday gathering. I made it the night before so no last minute stress of preparing. If you are making this dessert, be sure to use traditional Italian lady fingers which are crispy, as opposed to American lady fingers which are more of a cake texture and break apart when you dip them into the coffee.

I found this recipe from FoodNetwork.com. Generally tiramisu uses 6-7 raw eggs (eggs and yolks combined) but this recipe only uses 4 eggs(eggs and yolks combined). I change the preparing method a little– whisking eggs in a double boiler on the stove so to cook the eggs a little. If you can find pasteurized eggs it will be best to use for making tiramisu. By the way, do you know that ‘tiramisu’ in Italian means ‘pick me up!“?

Tiramisu Recipeadapted from recipe from Steven Ullman (makes 1 glass tray of 9 x 13 x 2 inch)

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
9 tbsp sugar
2 containers (226mg each) mascarpone cheese— see note below
1 cup heavy whipping cream
pinch of salt
10 tbsp golden rum
2 cups espresso or very strong brewed coffee (4 heap scoop for 2 cups water)
4 dozen Italian lady fingers
unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

For a smaller 9×9 inch square glass pan:
Ingredients:
1 eggs
1 egg yolks
7 tbsp sugar–> 6 tbsp for eggs, 1 tbsp for whipping cream
1 containers (226mg each) mascarpone cheese– see note below
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
tiny pinch of salt
6 tbsp golden rum–> 1 tbsp for cream, 5 tbsp for coffee
1 1/2 cups espresso or very strong brewed coffee (4 heap scoops for 2 cups water)
2 dozens of Italian lady fingers
unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

Method:

  1. Place 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks and 7 tbsp sugar in mixing bowl over a pot with some boiling water (be sure water does not contact with the mixing bowl). Use a electric hand mixer, mix until the mixture reaches body temperature (very slightly warm). Remove from the pot, continue mixing until mixture forms a good ribbon stage. Mix in mascarpone cheese.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream with 2 tbsp sugar and pinch of salt until hard peak forms.
  3. Add whipped cream and 2 tbsp rum to mascarpone cheese mixture, mix with hand mixer until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl combine coffee and 8 tbsp rum (see note below).
  5. One at a time, quickly dip lady fingers into coffee mixture and then place on the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass pan. Continue until the lady fingers fill the entire layer on the bottom. Using a spatula spread half of the mascarpone cream over lady fingers. Repeat the process (dipping + cream) to make second layer.
  6. Refrigerate 8-10 hours or overnight. Before serving dust the top generously with unsweetened cocoa powder (see note below). Serve cold.

Regina’s Note:

  • Mascarpone cheese: I couldn’t find plain mascarpone cheese so I use coffee flavor mascarpone cheese instead.
  • Coffee mixture: This dessert is not sweet at all. If you prefer a slightly sweeter version, add extra 1-2 tbsp sugar into the coffee mixture. Stir to dissolve.
  • Cocoa powder: Always dust cocoa powder before serving for better presentation, as the cream will moisten cocoa powder over time and make the top of tiramisu look wet.


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