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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Great British Bake Off inspired Chocolate Orange Swiss Roll

So the 2014 series of The Great British Bake Off started last week and I managed to catch up with the first episode this morning.

Their signature bake was a Swiss Roll and it occurred to me that this is something I have never attempted before.

The first contestant to leave was the lovely Claire Goodwin and I loved the flavour combination of her chocolate orange Swiss Roll.

In honour of her, I decided to have a go at one too.

A chocolate and orange sponge Swiss Roll with Orange Curd and whipped dark chocolate ganache. Covered in a set dark chocolate ganache and candied orange peel slices.

There were a lot of firsts in this bake;

First Swiss Roll
First Orange Curd
First Candied Orange

The flavours are fab and I really enjoyed making the curd :) 

I was actually quite surprised at how easy this was to make. Sadly it is quite runny (I cooked it for far longer then the recipe called for). But the left overs will make a fantastic dip for my chocolate brioche.

This looks so effective, and was just made by boiling water, sugar and the segments for an hour.

Sadly I'm not actually a fan of candied peel, but I have to admit it really adds an extra dimension to a homemade bake.

Although inspired by Claire, the actual component pairing (ganache, curd and candied peel) was my very own.

I will hopefully get round to sharing the entire recipe with you all, but for now just enjoy the phots!

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