Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Banana Swiss Rolls

Hope everyone have a great christmas, there have been so many wonderful christmas related bakes, cooking for the past few weeks and as i visited those blogs, i felt as if i have grabbed a piece of that, eat it and moved on to another blog and eat did brought much christmas mood to me though i dont really celebrate that. I wish whoever is reading this, good health and have a fantastic year ahead!

Another swiss roll here..i used to same method and recipe from my previous red bean swiss rolls but with bananas as filling. There are actually a few variations in making the swiss roll from this book,
"孟老師的美味蛋糕卷", they have chiffon type, sponge method, eggs separated method but so far i only tried the chiffon type as i find it easier and less fuss. Baked in a 26cmx26cm tray.

Ingredients for Chiffon Roll
egg yolks 56gm
caster sugar 14gm
vegetable oil 28gm
fresh milk 28gm
low protein flour 56gm
roasted black sesame seeds 1 tsp

egg whites 112gm
caster sugar 56gm

1.Add eggs yolks and sugar together and mix well with hand whisk. Add in fresh milk, oil and mix well.
2.Add in flour and stir well till incorporated. Leave aside.
3.Beat egg whites till foamy, add sugar and keep whisking with mixer till mixture is thick and stiff.
4.Fold into flour mixture, spread onto a lined baking tray , sprinkle with the roasted black sesame seeds and bake in a preheated oven at 190c for upper fire and 160C for lower fire for 12 mins.I baked mine at 150C for 12mins or until springy. Once baked, remove the cake from tin and after few minutes, invert the cake and pull off lining paper and roll it up.

Bananas Filling
1 ripe banana
unsalted butter 49gm, at room temperature
icing sugar 18gm
milk 25gm

1.Mash the banana. Mix the unsalted butter and icing together and beat till creamy.
2.Add in milk, mix well and lastly add in the mashed banana and continue beating till mixture is smooth.
3.Unroll the cake and spread the filling onto the cake and roll up the cake again. Chill for 30-60minutes to shape the roll.


  1. Bananas as filling?
    Wow, must be delicious!
    The banana filling remained light coloured eh, very nice.

  2. the swiss roll looks very soft! i also planning to bake something from the book soon!

  3. Looks soft and fluffy...reminds me I havn't bake swiss roll for the longest time already! Happy New Year to you lena:)

  4. the swiss roll looks really soft and fluffy. i love banana! using it as a filling must be YUMMY! i have not try making a swiss roll but im sooo going to try (:

  5. Looks really soft, I haven't been baking swiss roll for some time. Want to try more recipes in that book.

  6. Use banana as filling? That must be very good.... ^_^

  7. wendy - yeah, while it's still fresh, quickly take photo first otherwise it may change colour very soon.

    jess, there are a lot of varieties from the book but i have to read slowly as i have difficulty understanding all the chinese characters

    jeannie/sweety - yeah, in fact havent seen any swiss rolls posting from bloggers lately.

    min,am looking forward to your swiss rolls posting.

    neyeeloh, the filling is nice. i like banana cake, banana choc cake, ice cream with bananas, etc..

  8. it really looks good! I believe it tasted good too! Happy new year Lena!

  9. Lena, these look delicious. The banana filling is an inspired idea. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  10. I make swiss roll all the time (I am actually making 5 this week) and this is a new version I would like to try!Happy holidays!

  11. hi chris, for me , it taste good enough.

    mary, ya, they are good. good day to you!

    taste of beirut, making 5 this week? woo, looking forward to see that.

  12. Banana as filling, that's a first for me! What a great swiss roll! Happy New Year!

  13. happy new year lena!! have a wonderful year ahead!

  14. Lena...nice swiss roll with banana fillings ! Thanks for sharing and Happy 2011 !

  15. Wishing you and your family a great year in 2011. Happy New year!

  16. happy new year to victor, jess, elin and small2 baker too!

  17. Ooh these look so fluffy and delish - two of my fave foods together some more (bananas & Swiss rolls)! :D

  18. I love that you've given me an alternative use for leftover bananas (other than traditional banana bread and banana fritters)!! Thanks!!

  19. I have made quite a lot of swiss rolls, but haven't tried banana fillings. Yeah, why not? It should be very delicious and fragrance. Good idea!

  20. Your swiss roll looks amazing! In fact, I'm actually a little jealous ;). I tried making swiss roll once to make Jess Kitchen's Swiss Roll Bombe and failed MISERABLY. It came out hard and leathery.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I like what you've got here and will be following :)