Chele's laptop has most unfortunately decided it didn't want to play recently, leaving her computer-less and unable to blog or do this month's round-up. She apologises profusely and you get me instead.
When I heard roulades and Swiss rolls were the challenge for this month's We Should Cocoa, my heart didn't sing, it sank - I've not had much success with the rolling process so far. Luckily, many of you rose to the challenge and some even relished it. It was the first experience many had of rolling so thank you to all who participated - 20 in total. Some stunning results were achieved and I am truly impressed. Chele and I seemed to have faired less well than most with mine being a complete disaster. However, I shall endeavour to put this behind me and get on with admiring the results. You might expect that these rolls would all be a chocolate sponge with cream or buttercream, but oh no, with the creativity I have come to expect now, there are many interesting interpretations of a roulade - you will not get bored checking these posts out.
Look out for the next We Should Cocoa challenge which I will be posting on 1 June. So here's the round-up in the order that they came in:
We Should Loco, or The Sound of Silence. I would have happily eaten each of these layers separately, I can barely imagine what eating a whole slice is like.
Hazelnut Meringue Roulade with Chocolate Olive Oil Mouse Filling.
Chocolate and Mint Arctic Roll.
White Chocolate Banoffee Roulade using her own banoffee curd.
Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade. It looked pretty good to me and sounded delicious, but I had to laugh as she was the hard task mistress who chose this challenge.
Malted Chocolate Banana Roulade.
Chocolate and Amaretti Swiss Roll - yum!
Chocolate and Rum-Raisin Roulade.
Hazelnut and White Chocolate Roulade.
Roulade with Black Forest Buttercream and despite her worries produced a very good roll.
Tiger Swiss Roll produced by Hannah of Corner Cottage Bakery. Orange curd was her unique ingredient and it was very well rolled too.
White Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade came from Miss Cake Baker of What I Baked This Weekend giving us yet another flavour combination. Meringue, cream, raspberries and chocolate all rolled up in one delightful piece.
Chocolate Swiss Roll.
Chocolate Swiss Roll with Peanut Butter Filling was another successful roll and it was her first attempt too.
Oreo and Pecan Roulade using a well rolled coffee flavoured meringue filled with crushed oreos.
Chocolate Passionfruit Roulade and reflected on her blogging history whilst she was at it.
Marion's Chocolate Roulade - her sister's recipe.
Kiss Me With Tongues Chocolate Roulade entry in from Bartelmy of the Krav Vegan until after I'd posted the round-up. A perfect roll with biscuits, peanut butter and cherries.