DISHES
by Mary Berry

Mary Berry's gorgeous chocolate roulade is made without flour so it's light as a feather. Add berries to the whipped cream filling to make a decadent gluten-free dessert.

Cakes and baking

Storage

Swiss rolls should be eaten within a few days of making. If cream is used in the filling, the roll should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

Preparation

A long, shallow sheet pan (or Swiss roll tin) is used to create a thin sponge cake sheet that is then cooled and spread with a layer of jam or cream. When baking, take care not to overcook the sponge – any crispness or hardness will make it liable to crack when rolled. Instead, remove the sponge from the oven when it’s springy to the touch and just lightly golden-brown. Sprinkle some caster sugar over a sheet of greaseproof paper, then quickly turn out the sponge cake directly onto it. You may find it is easier to first roll up the sponge cake while it’s still warm and pliable, then set it aside to cool before filling and re-rolling (the cooled sponge will keep its shape better, is less likely to crack and will not melt a cream filling). When spreading over the fillings, leave a gap free at the edges of the sponge to allow the filling to spread.