Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pistachio Roll


Time to roll up my sleeves again for another swiss roll! There's still a week to go before the Aspiring Bakers #9 - Swiss Rolling Times ends.My blogger friends have been making beautiful and creative swiss rolls, to name a few..polka dots swiss roll, cow prints swiss roll, black forest swiss roll, oranges, cherries, sweet potatoes, mixed fruits..etc. Want to look at those? The final round up of those swiss rolls should be up on the 1st/2nd August just go to that link above.
The roll i'm making this time is made up of pistachios which has been finely chopped , soft but grainy feel, not  fluffy type. If you ask me, i still prefer the sponge roll that i have made for my Black Sesame Swiss Roll, that was really fluffy and soft.

Here's the  recipe from the book ( Cakes by Rachel Lane/Carla Bardi )
Ingredients:
1/2 cup/60gm shelled and peeled pistachios
1/2 cup ( 100gm) sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup( 75gm) all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup ( 30gms) confectioners'/icing sugar
2 tbsp rum( i leave this out)

Fillings:
I just used a simple filling with some non diary whipping cream and a little raspberry jam.

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Butter and flour a 10.5"x15.5" jelly roll pan. Line with parchment paper
2.Process the pistachio nuts and 2 tbsps of sugar in a food processor until finely chopped.
3.Beat the egg yolks, remaining sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and thick. With mixer at low speed, gradually beat in the flour and pistachio mixture.
4.With mixer at medium speed, beat the egg whites and salt in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Use a large spatula to fold them into the batter. Spoon the batter into a prepared pan.( the batter almost like a paste)
5.Bake for 10-12 minutes or until springy to the touch. Dust a clean tea towel with icing sugar and roll up the cake. Let cool.
6.Unroll the cake and drizzle with rum. Spread with your favourite filling, reroll the cake and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Submitting this entry to the Aspiring Bakers #9 - Swiss Rolling Good Times ( July 2011 ) hosted by Obsessedly Involved with Food

35 comments:

  1. I love using nuts in batter. Im quite sure I'll love the taste of this nutty roll :)

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  2. I thought it was wholemeal bread at first glance.. wonder how this tastes.. cannot imagine.. hahaha...

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  3. Lena, I haven't started rolling my swiss roll yet, I think have to do it this coming weekend. I love your swiss roll, looks soft and with pistachios some more :)

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  4. i just wonder how you manage to eat all the cakes that you'd made? I need a week to finish one bake! This swissroll has a lovely flavor, I love pistachio nuts so this must be good!

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  5. Wow this looks so tempting...My husband is a great fan of this and I think I found what i wanted...
    First tym here and happy 2 follow u

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  6. I too like nuts in my cakes, and I'm quite sure the combination of pistachio and raspberry was heavenly!

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  7. shaz: i think its taste could have been nuttier if i have roasted the nuts first!

    claire: hey, you very imaginative one! just imagine lah, hahaha!

    min: yeah, i havent seen your swiss roll yet :)

    jeannie: haha! sometimes it's not that big as you see, sometimes i make them in samll portion, my black sesame swiss roll and donuts gone in one day, some i share with my buddy ,now what's left in my fridge is a portion of another swiss roll that i have made and half of a choc cake which i hv not posted yet.

    saji: hi, nice to hv you dropping by. i would love to chk your blog soon!

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  8. Your rolls looks perfect, Lena! I have been planning to make one too this month, but so far, not yet! I only have a few days left! :)

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  9. Lena this look amazing, gloria

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  10. WOW! I love this nutty Swiss Roll!

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  11. This looks lovely, what a great combination with the nuts and raspberries - delicious
    Mary

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  12. Nutty and fluffy- what a combination! You look like you have been having fun with all the swiss rolling!

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  13. Hello there lena,
    thank you for dropping by my humble kitchen..you have a nice blog yourself here..nice recipes too..will definitely visit you again!!

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  14. Nice one Lena...don't let Claire imagine..mana ada macam wholemeal bread ???? She needs a pair of spectacles LOL! I think it will be nice...with the pistachio in it :)

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  15. Try grinding the nuts with flour instead of sugar. It makes the nuts much much finer.

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  16. Always love your baking....looks pretty and delicious. I always love swiss rolls. I will enjoy many pieces :D

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  17. What a beautiful cake roll! I hope I'll be able to duplicate it. It really looks delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  18. Hi Lena, I thought eggroll at first glance.
    Very nice, and again, like 3D pic! The cake coming out of your blog, ha ha.
    Good photo, Lena.

    Like I mentioned before, wish you are our neighbour....
    I buy you donuts....get invited for tea, eat Swiss roll, ha ha.
    Have fun.
    Lee.

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  19. From your picture, I can see that this cake has a nutty texture rather than the usual soft and fluffy kind. I guess this recipe is originally intended to be this way.

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  20. I like this nutty roll, I have a recipe on it but didn't try to make one because worry Gabriel wouldn't be able to eat this.

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  21. Very special flavor! I guess with the pistachios just gave it that extra texture. :) Would love to try the taste...:))

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  22. Grooling...I like pistachios. I have never bake a swiss roll before. One thing I will like to try. I wish I can have a piece of that with my tea now. I don't think that one roll will be enough for me :).

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  23. Perfect! simply perfect and gorgeous and yummy and decadent and i want it right now this very instant! Love it!

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  24. Wow, well done Lena! You're getting innovative. :o) Love the combination alot. thanks for sharing it.
    Enjoy your evening, lady.
    Kristy

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  25. I am a huge fan of soft airy and smooth cake rolls. I love the addition of pistachios to the batter.

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  26. Lena, your pistachio roll looks beautiful...I never had a chance to make rolls, maybe I should give a try :-)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  27. My better half loves pistachios so he's gonna have a ROLL with this recipe! (Pardon the pun, hehe.)

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  28. woooo....thats looking lovely......a true winning recipe...loved it!

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  29. thanks for all of your comments. dont think i'll be making this again as i still prefer the chiffon swiss roll that i made for my black sesame roll and all my previous swiss rolls.

    elin: haha! i thought claire has already got one pair of specs...time to chk her eyes again! LOL!!

    wendy: thanks for the tips.

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  30. OMG great work! It looks spectacular ~ What a treat!
    US Masala

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  31. This pistachio roll looks so yummy! Ive veen meaning to attempt one myself one day :) thanks for visiting mis pensamientos n i hope u hv a wonderful day!

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  32. This looks so good, it nevertheless a great recipe to keep, thanks!^^

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  33. It looks delicious. I would like to taste it as soon as possible.

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  34. This roll is incredible delicious but it haves lots of fat

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