It was terribly grey and heavy this past weekend..grey that makes the snow look grey..
But milder..so Savannah is starting to see the light of day:)
But looks nowhere in shape like she does when the peonies bloom~
Our views become technicolor instead of monochromatic..
The briliant blue sky winter days..have been plentiful though this year..compared to the dreary days..
It was a gorgeous..frigid winter.
This easy to make delicious cake roll..is something Jacques LOVED this week.
I found it on Coup De Pouce (a QC magazine)..dated 2005 on the internet.
One of our specialties is sucre à la crème....it is a Christmas delicacy and really all through the year.
I can compare it to fudge..but it's not..anyone who has had it will tell you there is a difference and in this case..Vive La Différence~
The cake roll is effortless to make..if you have never made one..this would be the perfect one to try;)
The filling is just as easy..and then you would see how it tastes..It's a bit like sugar pie..but different.
It would be perfect during the holidays..but even at Easter as it is sugaring off time here..
You could sprinkle maple flakes on top..or add a macaron on some buttercream..just a touch to hold the macaron..a sprinkling of confectioner's sugar is all this cake needs as an icing.
It holds together very well ..as you can see the outside cut had less filling..next time I will spread more to the outside.But I always remove a thin slice ..thin ..thin thin..from the outer edges for a prettier presenttion.
This super easy recipe got 5 *****stars .11 evaluations.
Some added ice cream..vanilla♥ to go with.
Jacques loved it as is.
1 cup plus 2 tbsps sugar
1 cup of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 lb of butter
1/4 cup milk..I used 3%
Beat the eggs and sugar for ap 3 minutes until the mixture is pale.
Add the flour that you have sifted with the baking powder.
Spread the dough in a buttered 15x10 inch jelly roll pan..(I used parchment instead of buttering)
Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 8 minutes or until the cake is golden..it took about 12 minutes for mine..
Unmold warm on a clean dishtowel that you have sprinkled with the extra 2 tbsps of sugar.. ..roll up taking the towel along with it:)without squeezing though..
Place on a cooling rack..and cool completely.
For the filling..bring the ingredients to a boil in a heavy bottomed pot..Boil for one minute.
Remove from heat and beat w/ an electric mixer until it thickens..
Spread warm mixture on your completely cooled unrolled cake..and roll up again...this time w/out the tea towel.Place on a serving tray and Sift icing sugar over..I like to add something on top..a meringue..a macaron or two..;)
That's it ..slice and serve.
Honestly one of the easiest ones I have made.
Make it your first:)
I think I may redo for his birthday en famille but dress it up~
Rita..and her posts..always inspire me to try and learn:)
I could not get the book she recommended but found this one..by the same author..
And some new paints~
Now to sit ..and be quiet..and focus..and learn~:)
Who am I kidding?
I think I have this picture in my head of wanting to learn..and ..........what?
This is way over my head~
Everyone's style..talent..dexterity...is so unique..I think you have to know your style and stick with it.
How do you find that?
That's the $64,000.00 question
All I want..is to paint like Waterlogue.
Is that too much to ask?:)