Indulge in the guilt-free pleasure of our Wholesome Raspberry Swirl Roulade. This delectable dessert seamlessly marries the tangy sweetness of raspberries with the creamy goodness of quark, all wrapped up in a light and airy cake. The combination of natural ingredients and careful preparation ensures a delightful treat that you can savour with a friend over tea or enjoy as a standalone delight.
250g tub of any Quark cheese
4 Large Eggs, separated
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2-3 drops of Pure Vanilla Extract
3 Tablespoons of Natural Sweetener (e.g., stevia, erythritol)
A tray of Fresh Raspberries (or substitute with strawberries or any other syn-free fruit)
Begin by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). This temperature ensures the perfect bake for your roulade.
Carefully separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, placing the yolks into one bowl and the whites into another. The separation enhances the texture and lightness of the roulade.
In a mixing bowl, combine half of the quark from the tub, the egg yolks, baking powder, sweetener, and a few drops of pure vanilla extract. Stir diligently until the ingredients meld into a smooth and cohesive mixture.
In a separate, clean bowl, whip the egg whites using a whisk until they form soft, cloud-like peaks. This step introduces the airy texture that characterizes the roulade.
Gradually and gently fold the whipped egg whites into the yolk mixture. The folding technique preserves the fluffiness and maintains the lightness of the batter.
Line a rectangular oven tray with baking paper, ensuring to generously coat it with a low-calorie cooking spray to prevent sticking.
With care, pour the cake mixture onto the prepared tray, spreading it evenly to cover the entire surface. This creates a thin, uniform layer for the roulade.
Bake the cake mixture in the preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until the cake takes on a delightful golden brown hue. Once baked, remove the tray from the oven and allow the cake to rest for about 4-5 minutes.
Gently peel off the baking paper from the cake, then allow it to cool completely on a wire rack. This step ensures that the cake is easy to handle when assembling the roulade.
As the cake cools, combine the remaining quark with an additional drop of pure vanilla extract. This luscious mixture will serve as the creamy base for the roulade’s filling.
Once the cake has cooled, evenly spread the quark and vanilla mixture over its surface. This layer introduces a delightful contrast of flavours and textures.
Place the fresh raspberries (or your chosen syn-free fruit) atop the quark layer, arranging them in an appealing pattern.
Starting from one end of the cake, gently roll it into a graceful roulade. The rolling technique encases the filling and fruit, creating an elegant spiral.
Precisely slice the roulade into portions of your desired size. The generous slices are ready to be savoured.
Revel in the Wholesome Raspberry Swirl Roulade, a guilt-free dessert that perfectly balances flavours and textures. Share this delightful treat with a friend over tea or enjoy it as a standalone indulgence, knowing that you’re treating yourself to a nourishing delight.