Chocolate & strawberry roulade

Ready in 30 minutes | Serves 10

 

Ingredients

  • 10 eggs
  • 200 grams chocolate
  • 125 grams castor sugar
  • 12 strawberries
  • 11/2 cups whipped cream

 

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate.

  2. Beat eggwhites, with sugar, in mixer until stiff peaks appear (as with merangue).While beating, mix melted chocolate with yolks.

  3. Add 1/3 of whites, fold in well (acts to lighten mix for the rest of the ingredients when added).

  4. Fold in remaining whites.

  5. Bake in greased and lined swiss roll tray for 7-9mins on 170º.

  6. When cool, tip onto a tea towel, dusted with icing sugar.

    Spread cream over entire surface, then place a line of strawberries on the edge closest to you. Gently roll and slice.

    Recipe courtesy of 3 Seeds Cooking School.

 

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.