Many people shy away from making a Swiss roll fearing that it won’t work.
But if you follow this recipe from the Dairy Book of Home Cookery you can guarantee success.
Simply fill with your favourite jam, or cream, or both and enjoy.
In spite of the name Swiss roll, the cake is believed to have originated elsewhere in Central Europe, likely Austria.
It appears to have been invented in the nineteenth century, along with Battenberg, doughnuts and Victoria sponge.