With a lovely batch of fresh lemon curd in the fridge of course I had to make a lemon roulade!
This dessert was to be served to some lovely friends who came to dinner recently. I always get just a little bit nervous feeding people for the first time, but this dinner party went well; the only hiccup being that the roulade split as it was rolled.
Of course things could have been much worse. Instead of a beautiful circular slice I ended up with a more linear effect. Pair that with some lovely home-made vanilla bean ice-cream and who is going to notice the shape of the roulade?
The base tasted absolutely wonderful and, apart from the rolling incident, was a resounding success. The texture was lovely and light and one of our guests, who professed to being very picky with desserts, requested a second serve. A lovely compliment indeed.
I will definitely make this again, perhaps in the same form, or perhaps as a light, unfilled cake served with fresh fruit and cream.
|Beautiful flowers from my guests|