Sunday, June 16, 2013

Strawberry Roll

Happy Father's Day.  Make dad a strawberry treat for his big day.  Spoil him today and treasure the time you spend together.

1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
4 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup cold heavy cream
2 tbs. sugar
1 cup fresh strawberries
Powdered sugar

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 15 x 11 inch cookie sheet with parchment paper. Grease the top with cooking spray. 

In a mixing bowl, add the eggs and the sugar. Using your hand mixer, start on low speed and slowly increase to the highest speed and keep mixing for 4 minutes on high or until the eggs thicken and are pale in color.

With a spatula fold in the flour, cocoa, and baking powder.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan and bake for 6 to 7 minutes.  Turn off the oven and let the pan cool for 1 minute.

Sprinkle powder sugar all over a clean tea towel.  Invert cake onto the clean towel and gently remove the parchment paper. Roll up the cake with towel starting from the short side.  Cool completely. 

Chop your strawberries into very small pieces and set aside. 

When the cake is cold, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks. Add the 2 tbs. of sugar and continue whipping until firm peaks.

Unroll the cake. Spread the cream evenly all over the cake. Sprinkle with small pieces of diced strawberries.

Roll the cake again, this time without the towel. Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

When ready to serve, sprinkle some powder sugar on top and cut in thin slices and serve with a few fresh strawberries on the side.

Hoping you have a great Father's Day and a great Sunday.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.

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