Chocolate-Cherry Roulade


Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

The farms in the hills of the Danube are famous for their cherries. Tucked into kirsch-scented whipped cream for a chocolate roulade, they are put to very good use. A plunge-handled cherry pitter makes short work of the tedious job of stoning the cherries. In Europe, cooks use a few drops of bitter almond oil to heighten the flavor of the cherries. It’s hard to locate here, but a bit of almond extract has a similar effect.