A delicious roulade which is perfect for Christmas


  • 175 g dark chocolate (55%, chopped into small pieces)
  • 4 large eggs (separated)
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 10 floz double cream (whipped)


  • Preheat oven to 175°C. Line a 13x9” Swiss roll tin with baking parchment. Melt chocolate. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until they are pale and thick.
  • Stir in the melted chocolate. Place the egg whites in a clean grease- free bowl and whisk until they form soft peaks.
  • Very gently fold in the egg mixture in two stages. Pour into tin and spread the mixture into the corners. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Dust with cocoa powder and cover with a sheet of baking parchment and cover with a clean tea towel. This keeps the roulade moist.
  • Turn the roulade out with the tea towel facing down onto a work surface and gently remove the tin and baking parchment.
  • Spread with whipped cream. Then begin to roll the long side closest to you. Roll and use the tea towel to help.
  • Transfer to a serving plate with the seam underneath.

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