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help with roulade/swiss roll/sponge cake

hotoynoodle | Nov 23, 201412:19 PM

NOTE: i am looking for technique help, NOT a recipe.

i love making these as they are fast, versatile, do-ahead and a relatively light yet not overly sweet finish to a meal. my usual starting point is the joy of baking almond sponge roll.

http://www.joyofbaking.com/AlmondSpon...

today i fell down an internetz rabbit hole and found this sort of thing^^^

i found 2 techniques, one of which requires freezing each colored part separately to complete the design then layering the batter over. the 2nd calls for par-baking each colored bit for 1-2 minutes. anybody have satisfactory experience with this? seems like you'd have bits either under- or overcooked? is it a better visual that i should just skip in favor of superior texture and taste?

lastly, how different is the end product from the japanese sponge cake recipes vs. the french/italian versions with which i am more familiar?

TIA!

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