Swiss Roll

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Swiss roll a confection made by rolling up a thin oblong sheet of sponge cake spread with jam to make a roll. When sliced the cake reveals a spiral of thick yellow sponge cake with a thin stripe of jam.

There are many variations on this idea. Some are rich confections, often using chocolate-flavoured sponge rolled up with whipped cream. A special variety is the French bûche de Noël. (See christmas foods.)

In the USA they are called jelly roll. See also roulade.