Saturday, 24 March 2012

"Spring Roll"

Now don't let the title of this recipe mislead you, it is in inverted comma's after all. This is not the kind of spring roll you might get at your local Chinese takeaway, but in stead my latest bake for the South Lancashire Clandestine Cake Club and a take on a recipe I found on the BBC website The original recipe is by Thane Prince and was aired on Saturday Kitchen. I have changed the recipe slightly, but in essence it is very similar.


For the meringue
4 eggs, whites only
225g/8oz caster sugar
25- 35g/1 to 1,5oz shredded coconut or almonds
1 punnet raspberries + 1 punnet of blueberries

For the lemon cream

300ml/1 pint double cream, chilled
2 lemons, juice and zest
3 tbsp clear honey

To decorate

icing sugar
mini eggs

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
Line a baking sheet with non-stick silicone paper.
In a very clean bowl whisk the egg white until really stiff.
Now add the sugar one third at a time, whisking well between each batch.
Once the sugar has all been added continue to whisk until the mixture is very thick and glossy.
Spread over the prepared baking sheet, then sprinkle liberally with the coconut or almonds.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and just firm to the touch.
Remove from the oven and at once turn on to a piece of greaseproof paper or a clean tea towel.
Carefully remove the backing paper.
Make the syllabub while the meringue is cooling. Mix the zest, juice and honey, stirring until the honey has dissolved.
Place this mixture with the chilled cream in a large bowl then whisk until floppy.
When the meringue is cool spread the lemon cream over leaving about 1 inch free from the edge, place the raspberries & blueberries on top and roll up. Chill until needed.
Just before serving dust with icing sugar and decorate as wished (I used micro chocolate eggs)

Below is a picture of all the cakes that we had at Thyme Deli in Horwich for our South Lancashire #ccc


  1. Oh, oh, oh, how I wish I was at your cake club last night. Your spring roll sounds so very delicious and infinitely preferable to the Chinese variety.

    1. Thank you xx It went down well and actually is very easy to make. I hope you will have a go. Let me know how you get on if you do xx