A Teaspoon of Determination, A Roll of Swiss...As you readers are all too aware by now, I love baking.
I've done tiered cakes, piped buttercream roses, made 3D butterflies out of chocolate, made fondant flowers, croquembouche, the shebang.
But one thing I have never succeeded in doing until now is....to roll a Swiss roll.
Sad but true.
After 6 failed attempts I was at the verge of giving up. Honestly, when your Swiss roll ends up looking more like a very ugly sandwich of cake, things are not very encouraging.
However, after cleaning up my apartment today, I decided that today is the day my Swiss roll will roll, like a proper Swiss roll is meant to be.
And it did!! 7th time's the charm, I say.
My Swiss roll, all rolled up. Sigh...
Filled with pure Nutella.
Moral of the story? It's all about determination and perseverance.