Jul 30, 2011

Mini Tiger Banana Roll

This recipe caught my attention when I was flipping through my collection. The recipe looks simple and easy so I gave it a try. Usually tiger roll has 2 layers, the outer layer is the tiger skin and the inner roll is the normal swiss roll. But this recipe just uses the outer layer so I find it quite unique. This will be my last submission to Aspiring Bakers #9: Swiss Rolling Good Times (July 2011) hosted by Obsessedly Involved with Food.




This is a very rich tasting roll. You will get what I mean when you look at the ingredients. Personally I still prefer a lighter version of swiss roll but some of my colleagues who tried it gave rather good comment. I find it more like nonya kueh than cake...lol! If you are making macarons and have lots of egg yolks to spare may give this a try. 


Recipe adapted from "A Touch Of Classic Baking" by Kevin Chai
Ingredients:
Cake

180g Egg yolks (approx. 8-9 yolks)
70g Icing sugar (original 75g)
40g Corn flour
1/2tsp Vanilla extract (optional)

Cheese filling
75g Cream cheese
30g Castor sugar (original 40g)
125g Butter (salted)
4-5 Bananas




Method:
Preheat oven to 200 deg C. Line the base of the tray (10"x14").
1. To make cake, whisk egg yolk with icing sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy. Fold in corn flour until well blended.
2. Spread batter into the lined baking tray. Bake in preheated oven for 3-4 mins.
3. To make cream, beat cream cheese, sugar and butter until light & fluffy.
4. Cut cake into halves, spread cream over the cake. Arrange banana on it and roll up. Leave for awhile before slicing.  

28 comments:

Wendyywy said...

oh, this looks very special to me.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Nice looking tiger roll. How do you get the tiger skin?

Ellena (cuisine paradise) said...

oh gosh! look at those patterns on the roll so evenly coloured. Lovely banana roll u hav there :)

Zavest1 said...

Hi Wen,

All corn flour and no cake flour at all?

Tk u.

Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Earlier i thinking to make this Tiger swiss roll too, but after look at the number of egg yolks use, i drop the idea...Anyway, your tiger swiss roll look perfect and nice. Have a nice weekend.

Anncoo said...

This is very tiger skin roll! Like you added the banana in the roll, must be very yummy :)

Ah Tze said...

Beautiful roll!

passionbaker said...

So special! Cheese and banana! Hmm...I don't really like "kueh" cakes too! Heehee...but I like your fillings though! :)

Christina Poh said...

Your swiss roll really look yummy, just tried baking strawberry vanilla swiss roll this afternoon,  till need more practice on rolling the roll as mine dun really look nice.  Christina Poh

Janine @ Not the Kitchen Sink! said...

I haven problems trying to make a proper swiss roll and here you made PERFECT looking tiger skin ones, which look even better than those in stores! 

wensdelight said...

I think is the baking at high heat and corn flour that create the tiger pattern...

wensdelight said...

I like it too but not the taste... too rich!

wensdelight said...

Thanks Ellena!

wensdelight said...

yes all corn flour but uses very little flour.

wensdelight said...

I agreed with you on the yolks...lol! Enjoy your weekend too!

wensdelight said...

Thanks Ann!

wensdelight said...

Thanks Ah Tze!

wensdelight said...

Thanks Jane!

wensdelight said...

No worry! Practice make perfect!

wensdelight said...

Thanks for your compliment!

cheah said...

I've yet to start making swiss rolls.  After seeing all the lovely pics of swiss rolls from so many  bloggers,  must buck up and give it a try.

DG said...

Your tiger skin is so perfect! I can see the line so obviously embossed. I tried once, but failed, maybe next I will try yours :)

wensdelight said...

Looking forward to see your beautiful bakes !

wensdelight said...

Then I'm lucky to get the pattern... lol! I think you must bake at high heat. The original recipe used 240deg c but i follow RG's used 200 deg C.

Jean said...

wow this looks so pretty! both insides and outsides are perfectly done!

wensdelight said...

Thanks Jean!:)

jo said...

Looks gorgeous and the tiger stripes came out very well.  Love the fact that you actually put a whole banana in the middle.  Yummy and who cares if it is rich ... indulge once in a while is my motto!

wensdelight said...

thanks Jo!

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