Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Daring Baker - Swiss Swirl Icecream Cake


The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.

This challenge was such a joy cause I got to share with some amazing people. The first ones to have it were Vibha, Vivekji[Her husband], my sister and I..... We hopped over to their house after dinner with iceboxes full of dessert lest it melt by the time we got there. We had a great time chatting up. Left some of the dessert for the kids Tarini and Karan.

I made the challenge in 2 variations as the flavour combinations were different. The first one was Chocolate Swiss roll with Vanilla Icecream, Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Cherries and Chocolate Icecream.
The second one was Vanilla Swiss roll with Lemon Icecream, Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Cherries and Belgian Chocolate Icecream.

I said, Show me some love...... and love is what I got.... :)

The next set of people to enjoy the dessert were Nivritti, Bennifer, Snigdha and my mom[not in the picture].

What a poser....
ok fine... Before Snigdha kills me for calling her a poser.... I made her pose with it... :)

We came back from a yummy Sushi Dinner and went ballistic having fun with the desserts... giggling n having super fun in general. The girls were shocked to see how much goes into clicking pictures and making the icecream which they gobble up in 5 seconds.....

Swiss Roll Ice Cream Cake
To download a printable .pdf of the entire challenge with step by step instructions, click HERE!

The Swiss Rolls:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 10 - 12 minutes
Rolling and cooling time: at least 30 minutes
Filling: 5 - 8 minutes
Filling and rolling: 5 - 10 minutes

Ingredients:
6 medium sized eggs
1 C / 225 grams caster sugar /8 oz + extra for rolling
6 TBS. / 45 grams/ a pinch over 1.5 oz of all purpose (plain) flour + 5 TBS. /40 gram / a pinch under
1.5 oz of natural unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted together
2 TBS. /30 ml / 1 fl oz of boiling water
a little oil for brushing the pans
For the filling:
2 C / 500 mls/ 16 fl oz of whipping cream
1 vanilla pod, cut into small pieces of about ½ cm (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
5 TBS. / 70 grams / 2.5oz of caster sugar

Directions:

1. Pre-heat the oven at 200 deg C /400 deg F approximately. Brush the baking pans (11 inches by 9 inches) with a little oil and line with greaseproof baking paper. If you have just one pan, bake one cake and then let the pan cool completely before using it for the next cake.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs and sugar and beat till very thick; when the beaters are lifted, it should leave a trail on the surface for at least 10 seconds.

3. Add the flour mixture, in three batches and fold in gently with a spatula. Fold in the water.

4. Divide the mixture among the two baking pans and spread it out evenly, into the corners of the pans.

5. Place a pan in the center of the pre-heated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes or till the center is springy to the touch.
6. Spread a kitchen towel on the counter and sprinkle a little caster sugar over it.

7. Turn the cake on to the towel and peel away the baking paper. Trim any crisp edges.

8. Starting from one of the shorter sides, start to make a roll with the towel going inside. Cool the wrapped roll on a rack, seam side down.

Assembly:
1. Cut the Swiss rolls into 20 equal slices (approximately 2 cms each).

2. Cover the bottom and sides of the bowl in which you are going to set the dessert with cling film/plastic wrap.

3. Arrange two slices at the bottom of the pan, with their seam sides facing each other. Arrange the Swiss roll slices up the bowl, with the seam sides facing away from the bottom, to cover the sides of the bowl.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and freeze till the slices are firm (at least 30 minutes).

4. Soften the vanilla ice cream. Take the bowl out of the freezer, remove the cling film cover and add the ice cream on top of the cake slices. Spread it out to cover the bottom and sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and freeze till firm (at least 1 hour)

5. Add the fudge sauce over the vanilla ice cream, cover and freeze till firm. (at least an hour)

6. Soften the chocolate ice cream and spread it over the fudge sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4-5 hours till completely set.

7. Remove the plastic cover, and place the serving plate on top of the bowl. Turn it upside down and remove the bowl and the plastic lining. If the bowl does not come away easily, wipe the outsides of the bowl with a kitchen towel dampened with hot water. The bowl will come away easily.

8. Keep the cake out of the freezer for at least 10 minutes before slicing, depending on how hot your region is. Slice with a sharp knife, dipped in hot water.

Made some Lemon Ice cream too by adding lemon zest and lemon juice to the vanilla icecream. This tang was just so delectable.... everyone enjoyed it.... Though what one needs to be careful about is that the tangy taste enhances itself while sitting in the refrigerator.... So if you are making this ahead of time adjust the zest and lemon juice accordingly.

Ahhhhh... How can I stop at one...... Swiss rolls were some of the first few things I had tried when I began baking... have no pictures though but it was a joy...... had done Strawberry and Lemon ones.... Chocolate was missing from the trio.... Check.... Designs.... Check.... I just had to do this...... It's very simple....

1. Pour most of the batter[prepared with the recipe above] into a Swiss roll tin lined with parchment paper or baking liner and keep about 2 tablespoons batter for later use. Spread out the batter in the baking tin evenly and smooth the surface.

2. Add about a spoon full of Cocoa powder to the left over batter and combine gently, taking care not to release the air from the batter.

3. Place leftover 2 tablespoons batter into a plastic bag and snip off a bottom corner. Squeeze the batter to draw parallel lines on the surface of the batter. Then use a skewer/toothpick to line vertically in alternate directions. A leaf-shaped design will be formed.

The leafy design Swissroll had me dancing around when it came out clean.... Baking is a-d-d-i-c-t-i-v-e.... Get it Right and the RUSH is greater than any DRUG..... Get it Wrong and the LOW is worse than anything else..... The icecreams did bother me a bit due to the H-O-T and H-U-M-I-D weather in Delhi.... But then chilling the desserts for a day and serving them quickly in an a/c room at night did the trick....

These just flew off the plates... The girls could hardly wait for me to take picures of them.....

Verdict:
Each separate recipe of the dessert were simple but putting together the layers in this heat was bit of a task for me as I just couldn't work in the day. Had to spend the nights on my weekends working on this.

The icecream recipe is something I got right only the second time round while making the 'Belgian Chocolate Icecream' where i added Coffee and extra Cocoa. Vibha's comment on it was "The icecream wuz absolutely amaaaaaazing, have to give it to u!"

The Lemon Icecream... was my personal favourite as I love the 'Lime Ice Soda' at Nirula's and even their Lime n Lemon Icecream......

Nivritti loved the layer of cherries in the dessert.

The overall effect of the Swiss Swirl Icecream Cake was dramatic and tasted D-E-L-I-S-H....

33 comments:

srividhya Ravikumar said...

omg...veryyyyyyyyyyy yummmmmyyy cake... delicious... droooooling...

suma said...

This dessert is all over the place and I have been drooling all day.. looks fab!!

Tanja said...

I love how it's so tiny! Mine was giant and I only used a half of everything. It looks delicious!

Tanja

anchan said...

Yay, it sounds as though your cake was the star of the evening! For me, this is what baking is all about :-) I am impressed by your feathered swiss roll - what a great job you did! xxx

Cakelaw said...

I love both versions of your icecream bombe - they both look and sound delicious, and how lovely to be able to share with friends. And I especially love the feathering in your swiss roll - so pretty!

Jenni said...

Great job!! Your flavor combinations sound great!! And I love how you included pictures of your family and friends enjoying your bombe! What a brilliant idea! It really adds a lot of warmth to your blog!

LittleRed said...

You did so much work on this challenge and had such beautiful results. I love your flavour combinations, and the lemon ice cream sounds delicious! How wonderful to share your dessert with so many good friends too. Congratulations on a wonderful challenge! Great photos too:)

Lisa said...

Your swiss rolls turned out beautiful and the flavors are just exquisite! LOVE the photos of everyone enjoying them :)

Jeanne said...

I love the flavors that you chose, they look so delicious! And beautiful designs on the cake!

Jennifurla said...

Wonderful job, looks like you all had fun eating it too

lo81 said...

A party is the best end that a cake could ever want :o)! Great work Nachiketa!

sunita said...

Nice to see everyone enjoying the dessert and glad that you could join in. You've done a wonderful job :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great job! Your ice cream cakes look delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Renata said...

I absolutely LOVE everything about your dessert! The mini versions are cute and the decorations are awesome!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment!

Valerie said...

Brilliant work! I love your idea of using lemon ice cream! It looks as though everyone enjoyed them. :D

The Betz Family said...

Your cakes look great! And two flavors, you are daring! They look like they were mini size versions. Did you use a smaller bowl and then how many did you have to make? Nice job on the challenge!

Aparna said...

Cherries and Belgian chocolate sounds fantastic! And you had enough of friends and family to share it with, couldn't get better! :)

Monika said...

A lovely array of delicious flavors! Great job!

Marcellina said...

Your cakes are fantastic particularly the sponge design!!!!Looks like everyone had lots of fun!

Becca said...

Wow I love your versions and all of the pics of your friends and family enjoying them! Fabulous job on the challenge and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Leslie said...

You made two?!? You are so talented! Taking it to a party is a great idea...it will take us a month to eat the entire cake! Your both look amazing and I love the flavors you chose.

Meetu said...

Wao, the cakes look amazing, i am surely going to try making this. The flavours look yummy and the presentation awesome :) Great work Nachi.....

Julie M. said...

Nice work! I love how you put a design on the top of the cake as well. What a nice touch! You all look like you had waaayyy too much fun enjoying that dessert. :D Congrats on a successful challenge!

Simona said...

The heat made it a challenge, but it is clear that the result was a big success. That's the best reward for our efforts.

Natalie... said...

wow these are so cute, look delicious too, it looks like everyone really enjoyed them :D

Happy Cook said...

I loved watching the pictures of everybody enjoying the dessert it give a real personal touch to the post. Your bomb just looks fabulous love both the creations.

linda said...

How cute to make small cakes! Love the flavour combo's, love the leafy design on the swiss roll too!

Linda V said...

Small cakes are the best, I love the pictures of everyone enjoying the desserts.

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. .cake looks perfect and tempting.. first time here. nice blog with amazing clicks.. thanks for the recipes :)

Cheers,
Hari Chandana

Barbara Bakes said...

Both flavors sound great. It a fun way to share your beautiful desserts.

nivritti chandra said...

i loved the chocolate cheery one....even the lemon one was awsome.....:):)

as everyone can see..
we thoroughly enjoyed it..lol

Maria Mcclain said...

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Jaya said...

Nachiketa,

Thanks for coming by at my world and oh! my ..you are making me drool over these pictures..Swiss rolls or ice-cream cake rolls have come out so delicious..
hugs and smiles