Caramel Ganache Roulade

Caramel Ganache Roulade

Often we have roulades during the holidays: a chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream, perhaps surrounded with a chocolate glaze. Roulades are far more than holiday food and can be enjoyed year-round in great variety. The cake can be vanilla, as it is here, or...
Ginger Roulade from Gillian Duffy

Ginger Roulade from Gillian Duffy

When I hear the word “roulade” my image is of chocolate sponge cake, covered in whipped cream, and wrapped into a roll for Christmas Dinner. This roulade is not a dessert. This is an appetizer idea, a template really, for an endless array of wonderful hors...
Sponge Cakes and Christmas Yule Logs

Sponge Cakes and Christmas Yule Logs

My Christmas memories center around two things: the Christmas tree and the Christmas Yule Log. That chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and draped in frosting was the signature point of the Christmas table. By unwritten rule, this dessert would only appear...
Butterscotch Roll-Up Cake for the 4th of July

Butterscotch Roll-Up Cake for the 4th of July

So, I begin with a mea culpa. I have a tough time frosting cakes. Mine never look like the ones in the book and it was the picture in the book that first drew me to this recipe. But then there was more. If you read this blog, you know that I am a sucker for roulades,...