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#GBBO linky #1 Lemon Swiss roll

So following the start of the Great British bake off and Polly from Polly's world linky (click here) I have made a Swiss roll in with the theme of the first programme. I decided to go for a lemon version, recipe by the hairy bikers! 

Ummm confession number one- I didn't make my lemon curd! Aldis version did the trick!!!! It's hard enough baking with a baby to entertain too. 

- First up grease your flat tin and set your oven to 200'c
- Then whisk the eggs, caster sugar and lemon zest up until it resembles meringue type texture - takes about 6 minutes in a stand alone Kenwood

- Fold in the flour with a metal spoon, very gently so not to knock any air out of it
- Smooth gently into tray, ensuring it reaches all of the corners and then pop into oven for around 8 minutes (recipe says a bit longer but it was really going gold so any longer and it may have burnt!!) 
- When it's done and out of tray roll it up when warm- a trick mum gave me is to use a wet tea cloth to stop it cracking (it worked for me!) and then leave it until completely cool 
- In meantime whip cream ready to fill it
- Unravel and spread on curd and then cream. The hairy bikers make a butter cream type icing but I just whipped double cream.

Curl back up and dust! Ta daaaa! 

I was surprised how relatively easy and quick this was to do, I'll definitely be trying it again soon maybe the traditional jam recipe . 

Lots of love,
Hayley xxx


  1. YUM, I love lemon! This looks amazing, thanks for linking up #GBBOLinkUp xx

  2. Would never have thought to do this with lemon. Looks gorgeous x

    1. It's really light and tasty, not stodgy like it can be sometimes and I think it's the lemon that helps! X

  3. I love the idea of using lemon, one of my favourite flavour. #GBBOLinkUp

  4. Lovely, I love lemon flavours, this looks scrumptious #GBBOLinkUp

  5. I agree it is much easier than I thought, though I definitely could have improved mine . . for one thing I couldn't get the eggs to whisk properly! #GBBOLinkUp The lemon one looks lovely.
    Amy at Amy & More

  6. Ahh, I love all things lemony. Looks nice and light too. #GBBOLinkUp xx