Looks like I can’t make Swiss Roll! I even did the thing where you’re supposed to roll it as soon as it comes out of the oven – and it held its shape then, letting me naively think that my cake was gonna turn out well for once! And then, the cake cooled, I unrolled it, and it broke into three, even parts. Gutted!
So now, instead of a Swiss Roll, it’s a Swiss Tube (and it’s a bit burned because the thermostat on my oven is broken and everything burns, whether it’s covered in tin foil or not).
I couldn’t find any green tea powder, so I made do with green tea bags and steeped it for ages – it was really strong! But there’s no green tea flavour at all, which is a bit disappointing.
This is a really dense cake – and it was so satisfying to make. I had to whisk 8 eggs yolks and 6 egg whites (separately, obviously), and then add the whites to the yolks and then add the flour mixture – and it was so big! All that air in the whisked eggs! I loved it!